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Sterling, UT

Stop #20 Pallisades State Park

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It was another scenic drive from Moab to Sterling. We stopped at several viewpoints on the way just to take it all in.
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Ok, so we get to the park and it is really beautiful, on a little lake, golf course right at the end of the campground and very quiet which is what we were looking for since it seems like we have been going non-stop. I think Sterling has like 235 people here so you can't get much more quiet. This really was just a stopping place between Moab and Panguitch, UT which is right outside Bryce. Oh that's right, we don't even need to bother with that...it is CLOSED! Actually, I read the road through Bryce was open but you weren't allowed to stop. We will see when we get there.
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Day 1 Tues., Oct. 8, 2013
We watched the Rays beat the Red Sox last night! HOORAY! Will try to catch the game tonite. We are having to watch on ESPN mobile where you see a baseball diamond that shows all the pitches and even when they hit, shows where the ball goes. Not as good as the real thing, but, better then nothing.
Really didn't do much today but read and cleaned a little. Bob went into Manti, the next town up that has someplace to get a haircut, and....got his haircut. He came back and was telling me he had to go to a salon because there was no barber. The girl had done a real nice job, so, I went in for a trim. That should hold me until I get home! Well, that was our exciting day. Here are a few shots of the sunset tonight. Spectacular!

BTW, Rays didn't make it :-( I know there are some happy Red Sox fans, though (NH).

Day 2 Wed., Oct 9, 2013
Pulling out this morning, headed to Panguitch, UT and Bryce Canyon. We missed Panguitch. I mean we really MISSED it. There was nothing there. It was close proximity to Bryce but we did see the RV Park as we passed by but that was about it! Decided we would go on to Hurricane, UT which is between Bryce and Zion. Arrived at RV park in Hurricane, and since our reservations were for Sunday, not Wednesday, there was no room at the inn. In speaking with the "girl" (and I use that term loosely) at the RV check-in, she was telling us there really wasn't that much to do there but the parks, so, we headed to Mesquite, NV, our next stopover. Damn government!

Posted by scpurvis 06:06 Archived in USA

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The barbershop is around the corner! She must have been cute! LOL

Sorry bout the RAYS but come join us Braves Fans crying in our beer. Go to MLB.com and you get the same thing free. Pay a few drachmas and you get the whole season on the computer in living color. Good to know for your next trip.

Turn the National Parks over to the states It is "We the People" right???? It was a good idea by the Progressive Teddy Roosevelt to carve out the parks. But it is not their job to run them and close them. They belong to the people not a bunch of beaureacrats!

Blackjack is the only one that the odds are not stacked in favor of the house. Hope you win many drachmas!

by Robert Morrissey

Bob, she was cute and a great personality! lol. We were following the Braves, too. We just lost out, all on the same night! We could have watched the game online through comcast but, didn't want to use all that data on our wifi since we do not have unlimited. We have lucked out and had wifi in some parks.

I like the Blackjack if you don't have to bet over $1....I am not a good gambler. My son gives me a hard time because I am so conservative on the online "fake" poker. He keeps telling me it is play money and I can bet bigger. I'm probably better off.

by scpurvis

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