About the time we got our blog up we decided to leave our place in Trinidad for a few weeks and visit the parks and monuments of Southern Utah. We hit the road on July 7 and returned on August 1. We had a couple of reservations when we left but for the most part we found our place for the night while we were on the road. The west has thousands of acres of BLM land where you can just pull off at a nice spot and spend the night. We did this the first night as we were passing through Durango on our way to Monument Valley.
During our jaunt we visited 7 national parks, 6 national monuments, practiced our fly fishing skills (though we didn’t catch a fish….grrrr), and absorbed the many nuances of life in Southern Utah. We learned so much about the history of the area from the ancients to present day and will try to share some of our adventures on the travel and parks page.