Looking out at the road, rushing under my wheels. I don’t know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels.
After yesterday’s stay at home/chore/office day, we were itching to hit the road & the trails. First stop, Goosenecks State Park. It may be the largest entrenched river meander in the US, but it is definitely the least developed state park ever! We paid our fee & rolled into the parking lot that was the entire public area of the park! A vault toilet has been added since Camille & Dean camped here 20 years ago but that is about it. Unless of course, you consider the breath-taking river 1000 feet below that has been in the making for 300,000,000 years! Stunning! Edward took us on another bone jarring drive through the Valley of the Gods. Seventeen miles of unspoiled public land along washboard roads that rattled our teeth. Valley of the Gods is billed as a mini Monument Valley. One can stop, hike, camp wherever. Mags had a great day exploring off leash & acted like a frisky puppy. Did our hearts good to see our ol’ gal having fun. Heading south on Hwy 163, we came across another famous movie scene. The desert running scene from Forrest Gump was filmed with Monument Valley as the backdrop!. There is always a crowd in the road recapturing that moment for themselves. Join them we did. Goulding's is a great campground, complete with its own trails to arches & monuments. The three of us did a late afternoon hike & loved being up close to these wonderful red rocks. what do you think that last picture looks like? DInosaur, horse, or dragon?