I left good ol’ Kens Lake yesterday morning May 26th. Heading to Hovenweep National Monument. After having breakfast in Blanding, UT which was just ok I headed to Hovenweep to camp. I took the turn off about 15 miles down the road from Blanding and found out it was a piece of crap road. 55 mph and I was lucky to get 20 to 30 mph at best because of the bumps. To top that there is another road just as bad if not worse to get to Hovenweep. I decided to skip Hovenweep and save that for a day automobile trip only. I continued on to Mesa Verde National Park. With senior discount it is $16.50 a night. As you can see beautiful campsites. […]
A fellow traveler I met at Kens Lake, Utah. While camping, I met my neighbor Ara, open-minded free-thinker. A fascinating person to talk to. Additionally if you want a chef to cook a gourmet meal at your home he can do that too. Check out his site. http://theoasisofmysoul.com/ Ara camps a lot in the middle of nowhere and then uses his BMW motorcycle to explore. His dog Spirit did not make it to the photo shot. Oh well. Anyway, just imagine a cool dog wearing goggles in the side car. Photo from Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday were the kind of day that one stays inside. The weather was cold as hell and windy to top it off. Add rain and you have a series of reasons to stay indoors. Today – Wednesday is a beautiful day. Time to get out the Toastess coffee bean roaster and roast some beans. Roasting more of the Kenya today. The beans are from Sweet Maria’s in CA. I roasted two batches. I will let them rest and get mellow for a few days before I taste them. I like roasting in the early outdoor morning because I can push the roasting times a bit longer when the weather is cooler. Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. Click for larger image.
Traveling through southern Utah is always fun to me. On this trip I took I-70 east towards Moab, Utah. There are some view points that are interesting to stop and check out along the way. Here are a few images I managed to take with the Galaxy S3 phone. The two images on the Kens Lake campground were taken with the Nexus 7 tablet.