Camping - Monument Valley, UT

Monument Valley

Today was another very enjoyable travel day on our extended excursion, covering the territory from Moab to Oljato/Monument Valley, Utah. The weather, although forecast for possible showers, stayed reasonably sunny and nice for the duration of the drive. The winds were light and variable, thus making for a less tedious drive in the big RV as opposed to those days when gusty winds made it a bit tiring.

Our camping spot is in a little enclosed area surrounded by higher terrain with a gap looking toward the massive rock formations made famous by the likes of John Ford and “The Duke,” in the golden days of western movies. We had that view from our campsite before some late arrival RVs arrived. We still can have that view by taking a short walk to the end of the row where we’re parked.

Tomorrow, we will head south with one more overnighter in Williams, AZ, before heading home on Wednesday. Damsel and I discussed taking a side route through Grand Canyon tomorrow, but dismissed the idea since we were just there last September. Besides, the side trip would add an additional hour of travel time, so we will be happy to take the faster route.

2 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    May 8, 2017 @ 22:18:13

    I’ll never forget the first time I saw Monument Valley. We came over a rise in the road, and BAM! Just about knocked me out of the driver’s seat.

    Like one of our Astronauts said of the Moon: “Magnificent Desolation”!

  2. Damsel said,

    May 9, 2017 @ 15:40:40

    Its is. . .it’s breathtaking.

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