Woke up in a ghost town!! We were up early and eager to see where we were sleeping. You can only see so much with a flashlight -- the ghostly remains of Sego, an old coal town in the Book Cliffs. This was our first full day of our ten day road trip in the southwest. We got to tag along on what was really Heather, Darin, Joey and Emily's 15-day road trip. They slept in the van most nights while we crammed into our four-man backpacking tent -- which made every night warm and cozy.
This old town had a small collection of cars
I have no idea how they got out here. Just for us in modern cars it was one long bumpy dirt road.
A town taken over by sagebrush
The sun is finally making it over the mountains
Just in time to light up the artwork, the famous rock art a little way down the canyon
Bella working hard on sketching them into her notebook (she started on the left--the target and monkey man, which I'm pretty sure is just vandalism--but made sure to do the whole panel).
We had an afternoon full of Arches
And a beautiful sunset at Delicate Arch
All the girls. Heather, Bella, Emily and Me
My family. A perfect end of a day and perfect way to start the trip.
P.S.: Don't worry, I will not be posting about every day of the trip
To get another perspective on this trip, read Heather's Moonshine Junkyard blog! Here are her first two entries about the southwest road trip: