Friday, August 26, 2016

Utah trip part 5, ghost towns

Finally we drove to I-70, and stopped at the ghost town, Thompson Springs, to explore.

We love that stuff.
Then we continued on to Green River, Utah, where we had lunch in the Tamarisk Restaurtan, which we loved, and then explored more abandoned houses, and explored the graveyard, and then we went home.

Utah trip, part 4 Spring Canyon

Our ride down to Moab, Utah, was leisurely.
One thing I haven't told about here, is that Julie and I explored a lot of cemeteries, because we were looking for graves of ancestors.
Our first stop was Helper Utah. We drove up Spring Canyon, because there are lots of Ghost Towns.
We love that kind of thing.

Then we drove to Moab, Utah. We stayed in the Moab Valley Inn.

It was great.
The next morning, we did some shopping on Main Street, and then we headed for the river where we took the River Adventure jet boat ride.

Absolutely fantastic!
The Moab Adverture Center is great, and the people were very friendly and accommodating.

We had dinner in town that night, at a great restaurant called Jeffrey's.

 We highly recommend Jeffrey's.

The next morning, we drove up the canyon, up river, to the Red Cliffs Lodge. We explored the resort a little bit, because we want to go back there. They have a lot to offer.

Utah Trip, part 3, Moab

We went home for a few days after spending the night in Torrey, Utah. We had pizza at the Patio, which was wonderful.

We spent the night in the Capitol Reef Resort, which was also wonderful. Besides hotel rooms, they have tee pees, and wagons, and cabins where you can stay.

 Like I said,
We went straight home after that, to take care of some business.
The next Thursday, we headed to Southern Utah again.

Utah trip part 2, National Parks

As I was saying.
We left Circleville and drove to Panguitch, Utah, where we had lunch and explored Main Street.

Cowboy's Smokehouse Cafe, right there on the corner. That's where we had lunch. Very good.

Then we drove to Bryce Canyon and Ruby's inn.

Everybody loves Bryce. Lots of people. Lots of people visiting from Europe.
We didn't stay long.
We wanted to drive down Highway 12.

It's a beautiful ride. I highly recommend it.
Shortly before you get to Boulder, Utah, You have the opportunity to hike to Calf Creek Falls.
It's a great experience. It's three miles to the falls, and three miles back to the parking lot, so be ready!

Utah trip, part one. Highway 12.

I see that it's been a long time since I posted here.
Well, here's a good one.
Over the last two weeks, my wife and I have explored Southern Utah. We started by having dinner at Mom's Cafe in Salina, Utah.

Then we spent the night at the Days Inn, Richfield Utah,

Very nice.

In the morning, we drove to The Big Rock Candy Mountain. 

That was lots of fun. Brings back fond memories of stopping there with my grandparents when I was a kid. Julie and I talked about camping here in one of their cabins, and seeing if our family would join us.

Then we headed to Circleville, Utah, to see the home of Butch Cassidy. 

This is actually the home that Max Parker built. He was Robert Leroy Parker's father. When this house was built, Robert had already left Circleville to become Butch Cassidy, the outlaw.

Here's the homestead where Butch was raised. It's about two miles south of town.