Southwest USA

2012-06-22. We drove almost deserted roads between Mancos and Las Vegas. Stopped at Four Corners to do the tourist shot: straddling the boundaries of four states at once. We were on 564 from Four Corners and then turned off on 98 to Page and then into Utah and 89 to Kanab. A very circuitous route which is now a blur in memory.

At Kayenta, deep in Navajo country, we ate a a Burger King that also served as a museum to the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. Then Red Mesa. Page, which is the motel capital of the southwest. Hurricane…strange name for a town in the middle of the desert, but lovely and green. We see our only tumbleweed of the entire trip.

Descent from St. George, Utah. Fast and windy. Potentially quite frightening but actually kind of fun. I would not have liked to be the passenger.

The drive into Las Vegas was not as bad as I was expecting although we did 70 mph at a minimum almost the entire way. We avoid downtown freeway traffic by turning off some expressway way north of town. This had a cool light system that warns you when you reach a point that you will not make running the light.