Fraser and I decided that camping while moving is not as much fun as camping on its own. Nor are sleeping pads as comfortable as they once were, although I must say my deluxe version was much better than Fraser's ultralight (aka super thin) version. Our three person tent was super cozy, though, and I am glad we spent a few nights camping. Our route took us out through eastern Oregon, down to southern Idaho, across the northeast corner of Utah and into Colorado. We did not camp in the hottest of places, Utah, at 95 degrees and no shade. Every time I got out of the car, it felt like my skin was melting off. No thanks. Even if it is dry heat.
I'll try to keep the pictures to the highlights.
|Malad Gorge in southern Idaho|
|sage head - the boy loves it, just like his mama|
|great white pelican|
|Lake Walcott at the Minidoka Wildlife Refuge|
|Dinosaur National Monument, UT|
|most complete allosaurus skull excavated|
|cave paintings from early peoples|
|notice all the colours......|
|the tunnels here (vastly different from Portland's)|
|our cozy tent|
|way easier to get a silly face out of the boy than a smile|
|but we bribed him with gum|
|coming into Boulder....|