We headed back into Utah today for a 5 day stay at Bluff before we head into Colorado.
There are no amazing pictures today. I just wanted to record the scenery during the trip.
We did drive by Monument Valley but we did not go in. We will be back to explore it more thoroughly with just the CRV.
Driving out of Page we passed by the Navajo Generating Station. It is a coal fired plant that actually produces more power than the Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams combined. All the locals that talked about said how clean it was with scrubbers and using low sulphur coal but it is still coal.
Lots of roads off to infinity.
Heading towards Monument Valley.
We stopped here for lunch.
We went by the town of Mexican Hat which is named after this formation. A hat maybe but not a Mexican hat.
There were lots of swirls and colours on these hills.
Heading into Bluff.
We settled into our new RV Park. Just another gravel parking lot.
I had read that the visitor’s center here was great so we walked across the road to check it out.
It was really good. They had a lot of local info but it was mainly about the history of the amazing journey that the Mormon settlers took to get here to Bluff.
We looked at this wall of pictures and then the middle three started talking to us, a la Harry Potter. They were video screens. We watched a short movie and then got brochures on everything to do.
Behind the center was Fort Bluff, which is a recreation village describing the life of the settlers.
There were a set of log homes, each showing the life of a particular family.
As you entered the door you could push a button to hear a talk on the family in the language of your choice.
One of them was original.
It is even hotter here. Our outside thermometer, which is inside one of our lower storage bins, said it was 39C or 101F. I don’t think we will be doing much hiking during our stay.