Hello from Springville UT

Hello from Springville UT

Wednesday Morning – April 13, 2016   (First post of this travelogue)

This is the first post of our trip to Salt Lake for Pat’s Stampin’ Up! convention.   I emphasize the “our” because we have not travelled together since our August 2015 trip to Iowa: Iowa trip travelogue.  It is sure fun to get on the road together.

For this trip I had enough points to pay most of the rental car fee, so we are driving a Nissan Sentra.  That is a good thing since both our “normal” vehicles are like us: “old and creaky” {big grin”}.  The car is fairly nice to drive, but it has a CVT transmission and that is a bit disconcerting (engine speed all over the place).

We left Evergreen Monday in the late morning.  It had snowed the night before and it was predicted to snow in the mountains on I70.  That turned out not to be a problem.  There were some very slight flurries, but no road problems.  We drove about 200 miles to Grand Junction and stayed in the Holiday Inn Express. 

I had chosen that stop so that we would have plenty of time for the next leg of the trip.  If you follow our blog at all, you might recall a trip I made to Page, AZ for an NTT assignment:  Page trip travelogue.  In that travelogue I documented an amazing drive on Utah 128 down to Moab, UT.  Pat was not able to go on that trip, because her dad was having serious medical problems.  I decided that the next time I was headed in this direction I would take Pat on that road.

It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day and our journey was nice and slow so that we could soak up the amazing scenery.  I have included one photo to show how beautiful the area is.

 

Utah 128 (Medium)

 

We had hoped to drive to Price but the Holiday Inn was booked full.  As a result we made reservations at this Holiday Inn Express in Springville (see map below).  We are only 50 miles from Salt Lake, but this gives us a very leisurely day before Pat’s hectic activities. 

That is all of this blog.

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