Russell and I set out early Monday for Salt Lake City on our three day return drive knowing we would do a bit of exploring on the way!
Our first stop was the Parowan Gap- a site full of petroglyphs! We spent a few hours there - I had never seen petroglyphs before and was fascinated by these ancient drawings on stone. If you click on the images they will be easier to see.
Final photo- this gives you the idea of how huge these cliffs are.
Before we drove away I took this photo as a comparison to ancient petroglyphs and today's ? petroglyphs!!
And I also took this photo of the sunflowers we have been seeing all along our drives through Utah.
Our next stop before Salt Lake City was the historic Cove Fort.
We spent quite some time exploring this fascinating restored site. Cove Fort is a fort, unincorporated community, and historical site located in Millard County, Utah. It was founded in 1867 by Ira Hinckley at the request of Brigham Young. Here are a few photos:
The flag was at half mast.
Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox had ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunset, August 26, 2021, until sunset on August 30, 2021, in honor of the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The community vegetable garden.
Russell reading the historic information plaque. There was a lot to see and learn about at the site. Really glad we stopped here.
We finally arrived back in Salt Lake City!
And the next morning found us legally speeding!
Holy smokes - what was interesting is that driving these speeds actually improved our gas mileage. Instead of the usual 28 mpg we were getting 35 mpg!
Now driving through Idaho and the speed limits are the same.
Ahhhh finally we have reached the Columbia River! Our friends in Baker City Oregon will be happy to see us!
We had a great time on our 9 day drive- but it is always good to be home and cuddle with our Lucy!
Have a great Wordless Wednesday!