My Ideal Road Trip Part 4

 

Part 1 is here

Part 2 is here

Part 3 is here

Because it was recommended I take Highway 24 and then 12 though southern Utah, I drove to Green River for the night to start the adventure the next day. The town of Green River didn’t seem like much; but it seemed to be the starting point for this upcoming segment. At least it seemed as though a lot of out of state cars were there.

Leaving town, this was the most interesting building I could find. It was a building that I am sure would have a bit to say if it could talk…

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One thing I have always enjoyed doing while traveling is taking pictures of other people. You see a husband or wife taking a picture of the spouse, and realize that they will probably have no pictures of them together for the entire trip.

They are always appreciative, and I learn a bit about them. For me when traveling it is as much fun meeting other people as seeing new sights.

This was a couple from Britain; they had just come in by plane the night before. Over the years I would have to say that there are 2 nationalities that seem to be the most adventuresome travelers – the British and the Germans. You can find them in the most remote places…

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The scenery was just starting to get interesting…I would later learn that the southern half of Utah is absolutely spectacular…

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Highway 24 crosses some of the Capitol Reef National Park. While an entrance fee is not required while traversing the Park, I found one of the best deals – if you are a US Citizen and 62 or over – is to get a pass for $10 – good for a lifetime’s entrance into US National Parks. Normally it is $30 per car. I visited 4 national parks on this trip and it would have been $120.

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…To Be Continued

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8 responses to “My Ideal Road Trip Part 4

  1. ColoComment

    Bill, that NP $10 entry pass is good no matter what vehicle you’re in — the benefit goes with you, the person.
    You can be in a car with 6 other people, and it’s … $10.
    Best deal going for us gray-haired (or no-haired) folk. 🙂

    • Bill Brandt

      That’s the best deal I’ve seen all year ColoComment. And a park ranger told me about it at Zion.

      The only disturbing thing was that he didn’t even ask me how old I was. He just knew 😉

      On this trip I used it for entry into 4 national parks.

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