The 'Why?'

To find out what this journey is about, start with the beginning, the 'Intro' post.

Monday, September 28, 2015

That Famous Road

Here is a pic of those do do's on that somewhat famous road....   haha

Here is that same scene...


Spider Rock Near Chinle, Arizona

Thought I'd post some pictures from our time at Spider Rock, near Chinle, Arizona.

We actually slept in a hogan.  I didn't know what that was until I saw it.  The man that runs the campground gave us the background on it, his uncle built it, and lived in it, raised 11 children in it.  It is made of logs and dirt.   He, Howard, built two smaller ones at the campground.  The logs were fashioned in a hexagon type of structure and was filled in with dirt.  Dirt floor, as well.  The temperature inside was always pleasant, even through the hot hours of the day and the cold temps at night.  Here are some pics:

Interesting, huh?   I got the twin bed, slept pretty good.  Tim got the bigger bed, it was hard, he said his back hurt less, go figure.  Nathan chose to put up his tent and slept in that. 
The next day, the doggies had to stay inside the Hogan (prounounced Ho-Gan according to Howard) while we went on a tour of Spider Rock.  Tim made sure Howard would be our tour guide, lol.  What can we say, we liked the old coot.
The tour lasted about 4 hours, here are some pictures from it:

 They called this the 'White House'..  you can barely see the white part back there.  There were many ruins on the side of the rock, many footholds and lots of pictographs, as well.  Very interesting.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Scenes Around Moab, Utah

Thought I would share some of the views we had around the Moab, Utah area.

 This is where I decided to plant the Hula doll.  It was at the visitors center, lots of people around, so I decided to put it in a spot not quite as noticeable, yet hopefully found.

The next day, we went to Canyonlands National Park, here are some pics from there.

These last pictures are at Dead Horse Point...  Way back when, someone decided to coral the horses there, but forgot to get them water, they all died.  The Colorado river can be seen, the view is breathtaking.  I feel bad for the horses, though.  It was also the scene where Thelma and Louise found 'the Grand Canyon', so says Wikipedia.

After we left Moab, Utah, we headed south towards Chinle, Arizona.  Will post about that next.  :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Some Pictures Around Zion National Park

Have pictures from my phone, camera and tablet to wade through.  There are many!!  

Very thankful for the ones that had information plaques near them, or I might have forgotten many of the places these pictures were captured.

Utah was sure a beauty to see.  Think I will just post some and hope I can remember where they came from. :)

These were near or in Zion National Park.  Have tons more, or course, but don't want to over do it, haha.  The colors and the different rock formations were stunning, surreal.

North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was close enough to Zion to head over on one of our days.   Had seen it from the south side a few times in my life, first time seeing the north side.  Breathtaking, always!!! 


Randoms driving between places. 


Some pictographs we saw when moving between Zion area and Torrey, Utah.  The lowest picture you can probably see them better if you click on that picture and make it bigger.  The pictographs are pretty much in the middle of the picture.

Next up will be pictures of around the Torrey and Moab areas.  'Til next time!  :)