Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sand Island......

7:07 am - 2nd Saturday - May 12th - Goosenecks State Park, UT - 54° F, 62% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the northeast.....clear, blue, cold skies this morning with a forecast today of 83° F.  The view today........↴




......on this day in 2018 we had arrived in Southwest Harbor, ME to begin our summer working, and living at Smuggler's Den......


We awoke to heavy cloud cover Monday morning, and there was a hint of rain in the air so I turned on the Kohler 7.5 kw generator to put a few electrons into our house batteries since Mr. Sun was not cooperating.  It's been a couple of months since I ran her, and she needs her exercise.  After an hour I shut her down, and got out the Honda 2000 to get her some exercise.....by the time I turned off the Honda the sun had peaked through the cloud cover and it appeared we would not be getting rain.....I say it appeared so.

We had planned to visit the nearby 'Valley of the Gods', but with the cloud cover the views would not be a good, so instead we drove into Bluff, UT to show Glenn and Laureen the local petroglyphs at Sand Island......


.....Bluff is about 20 miles from Goosenecks, and the drive is beautiful.....


 (TLE's pictures)

.....the Sand Island petroglyphs are anywhere from 300 to 3,000 years old......



....I'm sure there is someone who knows what these symbols mean, but I have no idea......they meant something to someone at some time......




The petroglyphs are located along a 200 yard 
section of this cliff wall


  Twin Rocks Trading Post, and restaurant.....scheduled to reopen 5/22/2020

......while in Bluff we located a laundry which is open for business, and a small RV park we can stay in a couple of days while we do laundry and hopefully drive up to see the re-opened Natural Bridges National Monument....National Parks are beginning to reopen in Utah, and this will one of the first.

The drive home was spectacular as we could see the rain coming from 10 miles distant.......


.....we arrived home just minutes before the wall of rain.......


.....after the rain passed I used the opportunity to wipe down the Beetle which was looking pretty sad after a few weeks of no rain, or washing.....


All pretty again

......the rain continued in the distance until past sunset making for a very interesting view.....



(Glenn and Laureen's picture)

.....we were hoping to have a campfire Monday evening, but the wind kept gusting, so we opted for an early evening.  I finished reading the first of three books in a series by Jack Carr.....the first book is entitled 'The Terminal List'.  My daughter, Meredith, recommended this author, and I am glad she did.  This book is hard to put down.  Just bought the second book in the series called 'True Believer' through Kindle.....I'll let you know how that one goes.

It is so quiet here at Goosenecks State Park.....no sirens, no steady hum of traffic on the Interstate, no horns honking, no roosters crowing........the only sound you hear is when wind is blowing, or a bird chirping in the distance.  I didn't watch TV Sunday, and did not turn on the radio Monday, or watch TV....again.....the quiet in this place seems to demand your attention, and reverence.

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1 comment:

  1. So beautiful there in those parts.....I loved National Bridge Monuments, they were awesome. Beautiful sunsets!

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