Moab, UT

My first choice of campground in Moab was completely full by 11 a.m. (Goose Island CG on Hwy. 128). It’s right on the Colorado River and has shade trees, and is only a few miles from town. We ended up at Williams Bottom (??) CG about 6 miles up Hwy. 279, so it’s about 10 miles from town. We have a little shade too, and beautiful views in all directions. The river is across the road from the campground.  The weather is perfect…high 70’s day, 50’s night!  It costs $7.50 per night with the Geezer Pass. The only drawback is, there are lots of foxtails around, so dangerous for the dogs. There are vault toilets…..with no doors!!  Maybe that’s how it got it’s name, someone saw William’s Bottom! Hope no one sees mine.     DSCN6035

Moab is a pretty cool town! I was SO glad to see a “regular” grocery store, City Market…part of the Kroger chain. Back to reasonable grocery prices again! There are people on bikes everywhere, this is mountain biker’s heaven. We ate an OMG-good pizza at Pasta Jay’s, had a really good group dinner of grilled pork steaks, home made potato salad and sweet corn, and today was Pancake Day; we had really good cherry cheesecake sourdough pancakes and sausage! They were a big hit.

Deb is declaring a vacation from her vacation…she’s just been vegging out these past 4 days. The rest of us went to Arches N.P.   Sadly, a number of the arches can’t be seen without at least a short hike.

Yesterday we took a day off and today we went to Canyonlands N.P. and Dead Horse Point State Park. The ranger showed us on a map where Thelma & Louise’s car went off the cliff! He said they really did send it over the cliff, and they pulled it back up with cables.

Tomorrow we head south to Valley of the Gods for one night, then on to Canyon de Chelly!


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