Our drive today took us through the Valley of the Gods on a gravel road through some fabulous boondocking country! The rock formations in Valley of the Gods have whimsical names such as Sitting Hen and Seven Sailors.
Seven Sailors, does that look like any sailors you ever knew Rollie??
The entire drive was filled with “oh’s” and “ah’s” and sighs—a spectacular 16 mile drive.
The RV park in Bluff, Cadillac Ranch, is a clean, nice little park but just not our cup of tea and Michael spent a couple hours last night looking for a different spot. Our friend Mike McFall made a comment on last night’s blog, “to0 Bad you didn't get over to Gooseneck Park.” Well, Mike, are there any other beautiful spots you want to tell us not to miss cause this is one great spot!
Michael came out to Gooseneck State Park this morning, about 20 miles from Bluff while I bathed Emmi and did a load of laundry in that washer that I swore I would never use JoAnn and Doug!! When he got back we dumped tanks and headed out. Michael had told me it was awe inspiring but I wasn’t prepared for the beauty—even the drive out here was awesome.
So, tonight we are parked on the edge of a shear cliff dropping 1200 feet to the San Juan River. There are five “goosenecks” visible here where the river makes a very sharp turn—words just aren’t good enough to describe it! The wind has been blowing a little making us wonder if we should have parked a little bit farther back from the edge :))). When I take Emmi out in the dark I better have my bearings or I could be in a world of hurt! We’ve kept a close eye on her, too!
We have three other neighbors here and there is plenty of room. We will see what the weekend brings.
It has been such a great day and we are excited to be here in this area surrounded by so much beauty.