I-70, San Rafael and Moab

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Driving along I-70

Driving along I-70 in San Rafael area

We had stopped about 2-3 hours outside of Moab, Utah last night after debating if we should drive on. Seeing what we did today, I am glad that we decided to stop. We would have been driving after dark and thus would have missed the whole San Rafael area.  As it was, it took us at least 4 hours because we stopped at nearly all the rest areas.  I-70 isn’t even marked as a scenic route! So let me just show the pictures and shut up.

 

Looking out over San Rafael, first stop

Looking out over San Rafael, first stop

 

San Rafael Swell

San Rafael Swell

 

 

Is this a Sphinx?

Is this a Sphinx?

 

Judi finds a new home!

Judi finds a new Anasazi style home!

 

Carl says "hi" from the edge.

Carl says "hi" from the edge.

 

This type of view went on for most of the drive on I-70.

This type of view went on for most of the drive on I-70.

 

 

 

Once we arrived in Moab, we realized that finding a room for the night might be difficult.  Everything had no vacancy — but then we saw a Vacancy sign at an older Best Western.  Turned out that they had 2 cancellations and Carl and I got the last room.  We explored the tourist town for a bit, shared a lovely Antipasto Salad for late lunch and then drove around to explore the area.  We happened on this scenic road… again I’ll let the picture speak for themselves.

Walking around Moab -- Carl considers an RV

Walking around Moab -- Carl considers an RV

 

Walking around Moab -- Carl's new friends

Walking around Moab -- Carl makes friends.

 

Moab scenic drive

Moab scenic drive

 

 

 

View of the Colorado River in The Big Bend area

View of the Colorado River in The Big Bend area

 

Fin or Hoodoo?

Fin or Hoodoo?

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