After a restless night at Robbers Roost Motel in Green River, Dave and I headed south to Moab and the Arches National Park. Actually this is a nice place to stay, motorcycle friendly, wifi, clean rooms. Four HD riders pulled in after we did. Everybody got along great. We said goodby to Rudy here. He is heading east back to Virginia on US50 rather than going south to Taos, NM with Dave and I. Traveling in a group has different dynamics than traveling solo, but that is another story. All in all we got along fine for three strangers to meet for the first time at the start of the ride in Virginia.
Heading south on Rt 191 we spotted this hot air balloon near Moab.
We caught the sun coming up in Arches National Park.
Delicate Arch in the Arches National Park.
I left Dave to explore more in the park as I headed south to tag Arizona with Da'mit. With AZ the bag, am only missing New England and the upper midwest to complete all 49 states on Da'mit. That will be a goal to accomplish on the next ride. With only 39,000 kms on her, Da'mit is running strong.
Ever wonder what the people inside are thinking everytime a strong wind or thunder and lightening hits the area????
South of Montezuma Creek, on the reservation, we crossed a barren desert enroute to Arizona. Burros and horses wandered on the roadway singing "Don't fence me in!" No shade in sight for them either. Da'mit thnks those little critters might want to play, but when I stop they just look dumb at us. No hablan "Mule"?
Passing thru Red Mesa I reached Arizona then turned northeast for Cortez and Durango to meet with Dave.