I gaze out of the window of the Super 8 Motel in Blanding onto a glorious sunny morning.
Hurrah, the snow has stopped and adventure is in the air.
I drive down the Comb Ridge Trail a dirt trail with the most spectacular camping sites.
I then head back to the Valley of the Gods. It is an amazing place in the sun. I set up camp. The furnace in the camper works. I cook chicken. Hooray!
The next day, still beautiful weather, I have a look at Natural Bridges National Monument. To get there, you have to use one of America’s most unusual highways.
I then head over to Hovenweep, one of the best sites of Anasazi buildings.
The place is closed – Government shutdown. Notwithstanding, I set up in the amazing campsite that has a wonderful view over to the Ute Mountains in Colorado.
The furnace works, I cook chicken again and look forward to a long hike around the Anasazi ruins tomorrow. Thank God the bad weather has gone.