Frisco, Co. to Cedar City, Ut.
Our friend, Carolyn had told us to have breakfast at the Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe. A delightful place! While we ate there, it became a full house and people waiting to be seated. That's how you know it is a good place to eat, right? Each table had a different salt and pepper shaker. The owner must have had a collection.
The Colorado scenery is so pretty! I love mountain streams!
We took a short drive through Vail.
Shortly after leaving Vail, the other side of the mountains turned to white rocky cliffs.
Then we went through some canyons with a train running alongside the highway.
There was a little turn off rest area where you could see the Colorado River. Al commented that since we were past the divide, the rivers were now running west.
We played the turtle and the hare with this vehicle. We would turn off at all the scenic turn outs and this vehicle chugged along and would pass us. Then we would pass it again. Then at one rest stop where we got out to look at the scenery, they also pulled in - to put water in their radiator. We visited with them and they told us they were a group of 12 who were an auto group from Salina, Utah, travelling across the state that day. They have travelled across the country before also! Mind you - no air-conditioning and no power steering.
When the Mormons fled to Utah in 1847, they were looking for a place no one else wanted. When they settled in this valley, Hannah Olsson Seely was not too thrilled.
"Damn the man who would bring a woman to such a God forsaken country" she said.
But she stayed and like so many others made a home in this harsh and arrid land.
Did you know that I-70 ends in Utah? It starts in Baltimore and ends here. I assumed it went on to California, but it doesn't. It ends at Highway 15. No more going west at this point.
We stopped for the night at Cedar City for a good night's rest before venturing on to Escalante.