May 25, 2004

Vernal to Rawlins

The Quarry - Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

Here we sit. Heading north from Vernal and once again we are sitting at a road block waiting. This time however I need to go to the toilet so sitting here is most unpleasant. The oncoming traffic is coming down the hill now, so we might get to move soon. Have just checked the road ahead for towns with local maglobe access, and the next three do, so should be right for tonight.....

Cut to tonight.

It's any wonder the USA has a major problem with obesity - we just had dinner at a little place called Cappy's, in Rawlins Wyoming, and just about everything on the menu was deep fried in some way or another. And many of the other clientelle were, shall we say, wide.

This morning we did the Utah dinosaur run - the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal, and the Dinosaur National Monument just out of town. The latter has a spectacular fossil display - they have built a building right around an entire rockface of dinosaur fossils. Definitely worth seeing if you're in the area. Wandered around the rest of the park taking up more of the day before finally getting out of Vernal late after lunch.

The drive north into Wyoming was very pretty, even saw some leftover snow that hasn't melted yet. Once we got into Wyoming though, the scenery disappeared and we were left with semi-arid plains. I have to say Wyoming has been a very boring state so far :) Decided to call it a night in Rawlins.

Posted by kazza at May 25, 2004 02:37 PM