Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday April 27th - When You Read This, You Will Not Be Able to Reach US


We are setting off on a 10 day canoe trip on the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park today.

It is still possible to find a place in the US where there is no phone or internet coverage! And we will be in one of them for the next week and a half. No phone calls, no World Wide Web, no email! Feel free to leave us a message on one of our cell phones and we will listen to it when we get back.

We hope that there will not be any big surprises when we find out what has gone on in the world 11 days from now.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday April 25th - The Scenery is Improving! - Denver to Moab, UT

Nice Shabbos in Denver. 

Amazing drive from Denver To Moab.

First we drove through the Rockies

Then Glenwood Canyon

Grand Junction Area

Route 128. After close to 2,000 miles, finally got off Route 70.

Fischer Towers Campground, north of Moab, for the night

Our campsite

A short hike before we turn in for the night

What a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday April 23rd - We Make it to Denver for Shabbos as Planned

1,851 miles, 30 hours 36 min driving time, 3 ½ days. Whew!

Most of the drive was on Route 70. From just past Harrisburg, PA all the way to Denver.

Last night was at a KOA campground in Goodland, Kansas. Very windy drive yesterday. Tumbleweeds were flying across the highway.

We saw a lot of these birds near the campground. I’d never seen them before. I googled “Black bird with yellow head” to find out what they are called. And guess what? Someone with a lot of imagination named them “Yellow Headed Blackbirds.”

First stop in Denver was High Point Creamery for lunch. Thanks to Eli for the recommendation.

We ordered a tasting “flight”: Basil with Blackberry Swirl, Moon Pie, Mint Chocolate Bark, Salted Caramel, Zucchini Bread with a hot fudge sauce. Need I say the other flavors were unusual also?

We are camping in someone from EDOS shul’s driveway. This is the first shabbos the shul is allowing outside guests. And they end up with us! Better luck next time guys!  

Denver is very cool. Literally.  

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday April 21th - Look What We Wake Up To!

Soon after sunrise in John Brian State Park, Ohio. The park had been transformed overnight into something magical. 

We took a short detour on our way to the highway to visit the Old Clifton Mill. 

From there it was on to Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. (No welcome to Missouri sign. I was asleep when we drove past)

We stopped in St Louis to take a short walk in Forest Park and get takeout from kosher Gokul Indian restaurant which we always go to when we are driving through, and due to a slight mishap, what was supposed to be a 15 minute stop ended up taking 3 1/2 hours. (Long story, maybe another blog post.)

After dinner, we drove another 120 miles to Columbia, Missouri where we spend the night boondocking in a Cracker Barrel parking lot.

9 hours driving, 521 miles.