Dear Family & Friends,
It appears we are approaching the end of our epic adventure. Last night we were in Grand Junction, CO. and we were discussing what to do next. From G.J. to home is a LOT of desert and not many interesting parts like Death Valley that we haven't seen many times before. Then a friend messaged me that we need to ride Utah State Highway 128.
Since it was on our way towards home we decided to take the detour.
At first it was a rough road with lots of pot holes but then we reached the main part of 128 and what a great surprise!
The landscape kept getting more and more dramatic with endless geological formations that made you feel you where on another planet. Some places so desolate you certainly didn’t want to break down. There was one spot I took a quick vide to show you that I have finally found the proverbial “Middle of no where!”. Check it out.
From there the road dropped down into a huge canyon carved by the Colorado river over millions and millions of years. I really expect a dinosaur to pop out of a cave.
The road was great too with sweeping curves and elevation changes. The road closely followed the Colorado river. I took a video that I hope captures some of the very special beauty there:
After riding all morning we stopped in Moab, Utah and had a healthy salad for lunch and walked around a bit to explore the area. From there we rode another hour or so to the fabulous town of Blanding. If you have never been there, don’t bother.. Nothing more than a stopping point but we have a nice cabin feeling motel room and it will offer a welcome rest.
Tomorrow we head to St. George, Utah for a special event that I will reveal tomorrow.