By the time we got to Utah we were ready for cool water and green shade. Pictured below is a quick roadside stop on the edge of Lake Powell. It's not a good view and we couldn't get to the water without going into a park. You can Google Lake Powell. It's phenomenal. We did one busy tourist destination this trip (Grand Canyon), and that was enough for Wally and LuLu. After all, they are why we travel in a motorhome.
Just because you see water doesn't mean you can get to it. It flows through a farmer's field or the occasional crowded park or it's at the bottom of a canyon. It's not for passers by. An accessible skiff of water is an oasis.
Ahhhh... it feels so good to get wet.
Oh, happy day, we found a small park with cool water and green shade!
And a place where the dogs could actually swim.
After a three day rest stop we had to think about heading toward home (insert sad face), but we made the most of it and drove Utah's scenic Hwy 14.
After all that glorious scenery we crossed the Nevada desert again. Here's LuLu. She was the prettiest sight on that leg of the trip.
We re-entered Oregon by way of Doherty Slide, which is considered one of the scariest stretches of highway in the US. Really? We didn't learn that fact until afterward. We were awestruck when we reached this point, but you really must be there to grasp the stunning vastness of the landscape. There's a hang glider launch up here.
We camped one night in southern Oregon. Every time Rich did the auto-leveling of the motorhome Wally went to his safe place in the front seat.
Oregon's Hwy 140 has become one of my favorite routes.
Hopped onto the interstate for a quick route back to the coast.
All wrapped up with quite a few photos left out. I've been so busy working on the photo book and blog posts I haven't taken any new photos since we've been home. However, I will stop in for a visit here next Saturday. Take care and see you then!