On to Moab
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Last year we drove I-80 out of SLC and were overwhelmed with the pot holes. Going along at 60+mph, it was hard to miss them. Not good on the RT! This year we dropped down to US-6 and I-70 and found it to be a very nice mountain road over the pass to Moab. Some of this country was home to Butch Cassidy and the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. One of their largest and most daring heists was a day light robbery of a coal-mining company in Castlegate, UT. Butch grabbed the satchel as it was being unloaded from the train, and rode off in a cloud of dust….$9,000 richer, netting $350,000 over 5 years.
We stopped in Price where the Collage of Eastern Utah has a Prehistoric Museum. What a wonderful find in the middle of nowhere!! There are many full-sized dinosaur skeletons, a huge mammoth and an extensive display on early Native American cultures.
Thirty miles away is a large dig site, Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, where many of the fossils were collected. It is hard to imagine this area as a tropical, lush landscape that would support these animals. Check out http://museum.ceu.edu
Moab is a bustling little town. Much bigger than I expected and lots of tourist activities. Will see the two national parks tomorrow (Arches and Canyonlands).
Laundry and an early night!
Gas at Moab $2.999 16.1 mpg. <BG>