It’s the 6th of May and it’s Coronation Day! 👑
I expect, as I begin writing today’s blog, that most of you are glued to the television watching Charles being crowned.
We are watching it too! (That will surprise some, I know!) We are wide awake even though it’s only 3.00 a.m. and it’s showing on NBC News. Only problem is they don’t have Alistair Bruce, the Royal historian from Sky TV. He’s a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to all things Royal Family.
Today was our first full driving day and as we found it difficult to sleep last night we were up and out quite early. ….. 6.30 a.m.
After a quick breakfast in the hotel and buying goodies to keep us going on the road, we collected our hire car, a Dodge Charger, and set off for Moab. We would normally hire an SUV but as this was only to get us to Moab we went for a smaller one. Mistake! It wasn’t particularly comfortable. I wasn’t able to adjust the seat height and that’s a big problem for me as I like to sit high in the car and poor Si couldn’t get comfortable as his back ached all the time but that didn’t stop him reaching speeds in excess of the speed limit of 80 miles per hour!!
We had ordered a sat-nav for the journey but it was hopeless! It could tell us where we were at that moment but wouldn’t take an address. We think Margaret, the sat-nav lady, must have decided to take time off so that she could watch the Coronation. That Margaret has always been hard work over the years. 😂
We had paper backups but ended up using Si’s phone. It’s a good job he’s got free roaming in the U.S.!
We may not have been in the country for the Coronation but we did have our Buckingham Palace mints to enjoy on our long journey.
The journey took six and a half hours driving through some magnificent scenery. Mother Nature’s a wonderful thing carving the cliffs into amazing shapes.
Some of the roads were very bumpy and winding to and fro and up and down so that didn’t suit me as I suffer from motion sickness and the fact that we were over 7000 feet in altitude just made things worse. I started to feel a little queasy 🤢 but once we came down from the mountains and the roads smoothed out I started to feel a little better.
We arrived in Moab to blue skies and warm sunshine and were surprised at how busy it was.
For dinner tonight we wanted something quick and nothing fancy so found a very popular local establishment where I had a pizza and a raspberry Margarita and Si had their version of a Philly Cheesesteak and a beer. Needless to say, there is cold pizza for breakfast tomorrow.
Seated next to us were two other Brits and we had a very pleasant conversation with them talking about their journey. They are here for just over three weeks and it’s their intention to pack as much in as possible, including visiting Utah’s five National Parks known as the Mighty Five. They are not staying in accommodation but sleeping in their car!! 😱The mind boggles!! 😂
Hope those of you who have been celebrating Coronation Day have had a wonderful time. 👑🇬🇧
See you tomorrow.
Well the scenery never disappoints. Just looks amazing. The Coronation was quite a spectacle and well done to everyone involved in the organisation.
Well done the driver! Today we have our street party but I guess you’ll be back on the road or now do you start the rail journey?
Hi Malc, I’m just catching up with comments, it’s been so hectic! We managed to watch it on NBC News. It did look spectacular. How was your street party? You are the only ones we know of who held one. Well done for that. The rail journey was fantastic. I’m just writing the post all about it. xx
The long and winding road with fantastic views. Hope you managed to stay awake to keep the driver company. Train ride here you come 🚝🚝🚝
Hi, I certainly did. 😂xx
I’m just catching up! I watched the Coronation too! I was wondering if you would be able to see it on TV as well. I hope you continue to have a wonderful time. The landscapes look amazing! Can’t wait to hear what you are up to next!!! xx
Hi Nat, I’m just catching up too. There’s been so much going on. That’s great that you watched it. xx