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Day 3 – Tues. Apr. 14th: Winds and more Winds

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Those arrows barely missed us!

Today we drove from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Durango, Colorado. Brisk winds hounded us over our entire route. At one point as we approached Moab a huge dust devil stacked with tumbleweeds blew across the road in front of us; what a spectacular site! I’m really glad it didn’t blow into us!!

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Today we drive from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Durango, Colorado.

Needless to say, the winds squashed any desire we had to jump out and take photos. Besides, we’ve capture the look and feel of this area, as well as the jeeps, during our 2013 trip when we photographed the CJ-2A on Ivan’s sign just south of Moab and the jeep that sits atop Hole in the Rock.

I’d pretty much given up on photos, but then we spotted two jeeps and a bunch of arrows. The winds had subsided, so we got some pics while the shooting was good.

The first jeep I spotted was this CJ-2A, which appeared to be a VEC. It sits off the Colorado State Highway 160 just east of Mesa Verde National Park (which we decided not to visit due to the winds and the fact that we’d both been there).

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The next jeep we spotted was this CJ-2A in Manco, Colorado. It’s on the east side of town along the main street.

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The winds calmed a little, allowing us to snap some shots of this unusual trading post a few miles east of Mesa Verde National Park. We looked around to see where the arrows came from, but couldn’t spot a bow anywhere:

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The trading post also included this old town area:

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Finally, the oddest thing we found was this former toxic-site gas station near Cortez, Colorado. It turns out there’s quite a story (too long to relate at this late hour — here are some web results).

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We finally pulled into our motel in Durango at dusk.

Tomorrow we head for Albuquerque. We may spend a night or two there before heading to Tularosa, New Mexico. What I know for sure is I’m sleeping in tomorrow 🙂

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One comment on “Day 3 – Tues. Apr. 14th: Winds and more Winds

  1. Minnesota Chris

    Sounds windy. It even made the news. They shut down the Salt Lake City airport at one point. Safe travels

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