Indy used to be an annual mandatory vacation when I was a working stiff. Now that I am retired we average over 20,000 miles per year mostly on the two lane blue highways and seldom stay in one place much more than a day or two but just spent four nights in the Capitol Reef National Park Fruita Campground next to a pick your own apple orchard populated by over two dozen mule deer. On this current trip we even overnighted in a Dodge City, Kansas Walmart parking lot. After we break from Bryce Canyon we are going to head up to the Great Salt Lake, Flaming Gorge and the Black Hills heading home weather permitting. It got down to 24 degrees last night and predicted 32 degrees tonight. To me that is great sleeping weather. We don't turn on any heat until we get up. Average camping cost in national parks and forests is under $10 per night.
This morning we got up and headed out before sunrise and stopped at the Kiva Koffeehouse on America's Highway 12 overlooking Staircase Escalante National Monument. This was our fourth visit since 1998. It is a unique earth sheltered building held up with nearly 3 feet in diameter Ponderosa Pine columns and is encased in a rock outcropping. I don't know if wanderingjew
even knows about this place.