Sunday, June 21, 2015

Go West Young Man! St. George, UT to Moab, UT

Today was more scenery than pop culture.  We started the day in Zion National Park and the scenery was jaw-dropping.  Like the Grand Canyon, photos do not do justice to the reality of this amazing place.
That's a bus in the distance to give you an idea of the scale involved.
From Zion, we headed east into the northern edge of Arizona.  The scenery remained constant (as in eye-popping) and we soon found ourselves at Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam.
Next stop was Monument Valley and some film history pop culture.
Goulding's Trading Post was frequently director John Ford's base of operations when filming many of his classic western films such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and The Searchers.
The panoramas were every bit as impressive as when Ford committed them to celluloid.
The trading post building and a smaller out building were prominently featured in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.  The smaller building is now called John Wayne's Cabin and the interior is a recreation of the original studio sound stage set.

Tomorrow we begin our day at Arches National Park, then continue into Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

Today's Music:
"Road Trippin'" - Steve Wariner
"Blacktop" - Carey Colvin
"Real Gone" - Sheryl Crow
"Everyday is a Winding Road" - Sheryl Crow
"Highwayman" - The Highwaymen
"Running on Empty" - Jackson Browne

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