Utah Bound

We’re starting our vacation finally!  Don has never seen Bryce, Zion, Yosemite, or Lake Tahoe, so we decided on a two week journey to some of the National Parks, and added a side trip to Portland (Oregon).  It’s a lot of time in the car, so we’ll see how that goes.

The first day was a pretty uneventful 10 hour drive.  There were thousands of wind generators starting in the Sweetwater area and continuing into New Mexico.  There’s apparently been a lot of rain in New Mexico lately, and it’s incredibly green.  Nights are in the 50s.  So, it’s a great break from our hundred degree temperatures.

The second day was another long day of driving, but we stopped in Flagstaff, AZ for a great lunch at Criollo. I had the (pastured) pork belly tacos, and Don had a grass fed beef burger.  At the end of the bar on the right side of the interior picture is a barrel – it’s full of tequilla – I thought that was a great idea!  Flagstaff was bustling on Sunday, and we were going to walk the historic area where Criollo was located, but the rain started.

Criollo Sign
Criollo Exterior
Criollo Interior
Criollo Interior
Pork Belly Tacos
Pork Belly Tacos
Criollo Hamburger
Criollo Grass Fed Hamburger

It’s the rainy season here, but we hope to miss the monsoons. We did see a haboob (dust storm), in the distance at one point, and were glad not to be any closer.

We drove around the Vermilion Cliffs on our way to Kanab, Utah, where we spent our second night.  I know it’s surprising to see pictures, but we actually are fully equipped on this trip.  Here’s one of the pictures from our drive around the Cliffs.

Vermilion Cliffs
Vermilion Cliffs

We had a fabulous meal in Kanab (who knew that would be possible), and were so hungry, we forgot to take pictures. So we’ll just have to go back tomorrow. Kanab is really a neat little town, on the south side of Bryce and Zion.

One Comment

  1. Christy says:

    Sounds like you passed right through my hometown of Roscoe, TX on your way out of TX. It is located 8 miles west of Sweetwater. It always looks like there are more windmills every time I go home. 🙂 Hope y’all have a wonderful trip! Travel safe!

    Christy Fairey

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