Day 3 – One more sleep to go!

7th May:

Yes, just one more sleep and we’ll be off on our train adventure on the Rocky Mountaineer!

We’ve been and collected our luggage tags and boarding passes and will be off tomorrow at 1.15 p.m. We will take our luggage to the collection point in the morning and be picked up by bus and taken to the siding where the train will be waiting. 🚂

The day started very wet here in Moab this morning but it didn’t take long before the sun was shining and the temperatures rose, currently it’s 68ºF.

We will be taking the hire car back shortly but before that we thought we would take a

Sand, our chariot and the suitcases!

quick run to Canyonlands National Park to have another look at the very famous Mesa Arch. 

We visited there some years back and Si took this great photo.

He has a new camera this year and was hoping to be able to really try it out for the first time today. He took a few photos on the way into the Park but alas, we were going in at just about the worst time of day and there was at least a 30 minute wait to get in and as we have to get the car back for 3.00 pm we decided we couldn’t wait.

The best time to arrive at any of the National Parks is as early as possible. We would normally arrive just before sunrise.

History time:
Over 200 million years ago, a shallow sea stretched from Canyonlands to California and the area now covered by sandstone spires was part of a vast field of dunes near the edges of the sea.
Humans first visited Canyonlands over 10,000 years ago. Nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers roamed throughout the southwest from 8,000 BC to 500 BC. Ancestral Puebloans or Anasazi thrived: farming and living in what is now Canyonlands.
Legislation creating the park was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 12, 1964.

We went back to Zak’s for dinner tonight as all of the other places we wanted to go to are closed on Sundays.

I enjoyed another Raspberry Margarita and Si ordered another Blackberry Sour but this time he had a large one, 25 fluid ounces! The glass was so heavy I had to help him lift it to his lips!! 😂 He then had to order fish and chips to soak up all that beer. I had a bowl of beer and cheese soup with vegetables. A first for me and I imagine for most people too! 😂 It was very tasty.

Two things to report about our hotel:

1. Con: Our bed has a metal frame and every time we take a breath it squeaks very loudly!😂

2. Pro: It has Tesla chargers so it’s doing something right!

Tomorrow’s going to be a day full of excitement, lovely scenery plus excellent food and drink so we must get to bed early tonight so that we are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for a full-on day. 👏👏

Until tomorrow …………..






4 thoughts on “Day 3 – One more sleep to go!

  1. Hope you slept well and ready for the big day boarding the train. You should get some great photo’s x

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