Tuesday was a bad weather day so we had little opportunity to get out and explore. We did make one stop at the mining and Railway Museum in Helper Utah.
We are realizing that every small town has some type of museum, some of them pretty good. However, the best thing about going in is talking to the staff who are so glad to have someone stop they talk a blue streak with great information. This was the case today.
Helper Utah was founded as a railway crossroads but turned into a mining town dependent on coal. The museum had lots of info about coal mining and living in a company town. They also had lots of nifty old photos. We both thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Then it was back to driving in the rain.
We are spending the night at the nicest KOA we have seen. The sites are big which is very unusual for a private campground.
The only other noteworthy happening was my introduction to Navaho fry bread. For those unfamiliar with this, it is a bread similar to pita that is deep fried and served with jam. It was yummy!
Wednesday we rose early, enjoyed some of the Koas free breakfast and headed to Arches National Park. I am out of adjectives for describing the wonderful scenery. Every turn in the road yielded a new awe inspiring vista!
To our surprise (and the park staffs), the park was very crowded. There was almost no place to park at any of the overlooks or trail heads. We did manage to find a spot thanks to a tour bus pulling out and got out to explore some.
After lunch it was back to driving across the desert (the very very windy desert) to our stopping place, Torrey. Torrey is a small town in the middle of Utah at the entrance to Capital Reef National Park. Have you ever heard of it; neither had we. Someone must have heard of it because the RV parks are jammed and the motels all seem to have plenty of customers. Tomorrow we explore the park and see what makes it so popular.