Here is what the "swede" and I managed to
do before the New Year 2012.
We drove to Torrey, Utah, stayed the night
at the luxurious Days Inn and got up early at sun rise...
...to venture the back roads of Capitol Reef National Park.
(main entrance sign.)
back country (off road) entrance sign.
One of the hundreds of views within the park.
The only other living, breathing thing
we saw were cattle grazing everywhere.
Up out of the ground...(temple of the sun)
...Out of the ground came (temple of the moon).
That tiny spec is the "swede" standing on the
edge of gypsum sinkhole.
(ok, this was very large and deep and scary!)
Nothing like a good old fashion scenic road trip.
On our way home we took the exit to
Goblin Valley State Park.
( I was trying to be scary)
It was the oddest thing...seeing toad stools
pushing up from the earths floor.