Day 10

Day 10:  Denver, Colorado to Green River, Utah

Distance traveled:  445 miles

Time:  9.5 hours (including 2 hours at Arches National Park)

Song of the Day:  “The Horses” (Rickie Lee Jones)

The sun was shining brightly this morning in Denver (as it does 300 days a year in Denver!).  I was on the road by 8:30ish.  This drive was the most beautiful drive so far.  It was so pretty driving through the mountains of Colorado, and passing so many of the ski resorts (that I couldn’t afford to go to when I lived in Colorado!).  I crossed into Utah at about 12pm.  My first stop was Arches National Park. I did not know what to expect, I just knew that everyone I talked to said that it is a must see (special thanks to my brother, David, who suggested this stop). I was blown away by how beautiful this park is.  It is truly awesome (and I mean the real definition).  I spent about 2 hours there, which isn’t enough time.  I recognized Delicate Arch from photographs, but I had no idea what else I would see.  It is such a beautiful mix of rolling hills, mountains, and unbelievable rock formations.  I cannot use words to describe such beauty.  The best thing that I can say, is that I was totally overwhelmed by the landscape before me.

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Unfortunately, I could not stay in Moab due to the Moab International Film Festival and Century Bike Tour.  I was able to find a room in Green River, Utah.  I needed this time tonight to catch up on this blog.  I am off to Salt Lake City tomorrow!

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