Hurricane in Utah

We’ve been on the road for a month. The weather has been beautiful, and every day that wasn’t a driving day has been action-packed. A couple days ago I said, “I wish we would have a rainy day so that I can justify sitting around to color or read a book.” I had no idea … More Hurricane in Utah

Getting to Zion

Zion National Park. It’s sufficient to say that the canyon is beautiful beyond imagination. Once you get over the shock and awe of the scenery, the people and the place come into focus. This part of Utah is very rural, and towns are small with limited services. We chose to stay in the town of … More Getting to Zion

Utah Ex-Pats

We were in Moab for the week. Moab’s population is about 5,000 resident souls and 40,000 tourists. Just about everyone you don’t see working a job is likely from somewhere else. We went to dinner at the Spoke restaurant for a second time. We typically eat at the bar—it’s way more social. We took our … More Utah Ex-Pats

Demolition Girl

On Monday we left Moab and headed for Hurricane. Hurricane (pronounced HUR-ken) is a small town about 20 miles east of Zion National Park. This story isn’t about the town or Zion though, it’s about how a little inattentiveness can really mess things up. Hurricane is about a five to six hour drive from Moab, … More Demolition Girl

The Big 5

I’d been widowed for a few years when I met him at the dog park. Long story short, he asked for my number. I gave him my email instead. I figured that was safer, because even an ax murderer could be a dog lover. I came home and had a note from him in my inbox. We … More The Big 5

Steady Lane

Our driver Lane aimed the Jeep up sandstone rock face that looked vertical. “When you don’t have good equipment, all you have to work with is momentum, and then you break stuff all the time. With good equipment, you can take it slowly and safely, and go places others can’t.” Lane is the son-in-law of Dan … More Steady Lane