Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Wild West Trip: Day 8 - Onward into Utah
After an incredible experience at Antelope Canyon, we hitched up the fifth wheel and headed out across the state line into Utah. The panoramic landscape reminds me again of old John Wayne westerns which John Ford directed in these parts.
We stopped for a photo opp. of our rig in front of Monument Valley. Along the way to Blanding, there are many interesting spires and rock formations.
We stopped in for the night in Blanding at Blue Mountain RV Park and Trading Post. Here we saw a large selection of huge dinosaur bones, Native American jewelry, baskets, artwork, rugs, and furs. I had a friendly conversation with the owners and one of the exhibitors, who gave me a background on Blanding's extensive mining history and also an interesting discussion on dinosaur bones, which many have been discovered around Blanding.