The problem with crossing things off my bucket list is that I feel that much closer to death. The only solution is to keep adding things to the bucket list to keep it the same size. Now that I have seen a really big meteor crater, I’m just going to have to add “enter an archery competition” to the list. Since I can’t actually shoot a bow and arrow that may take some time.
We spent the morning exploring the northern part of Canyonlands National Park, which meant driving around on a six thousand foot high plateau and looking off the edge.
That’s the view from close to the visitor center.
After four hours or so of this we were canyoned out, and were both starting to have fantasies about hot showers and flush toilets. We decided to break camp a day earlier than we planned, and go to a motel for the night. We are now in a Super 8 in Grand Junction Colorado, which not only has hot showers and flush toilets, but an ATM, a laundry, and unlimited free ice for the cooler. We had a nice dinner out at a bistro that features local produce and cost about half what it would in San Francisco. Tomorrow it’s back to life under nylon, though.