A most scenic drive!

Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
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Flag of United States  , Utah
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

We are slowly but surely making our way south to Albuquerque and have pretty wide open - meaning no reservations made - itinerary.  This afforded us the opportunity to make an unplanned stop in Boise.  We had discovered that the Boise Open was going to be in town and the golf course was having a "long ball shoot out".  It sounded like fun - it would pit John Daley against the reigning long ball champion, for 9 holes.  It was also free!! 

From Boise our travels would take us to Garland, Utah and Mt Pleasant, Utah.  Both of these towns have campgrounds we can get into under our memberships - Coast to Coast & RPI.  Both stops also allowed us to visit parts of Utah we have not previously been to.  There isn't much to say about either Garland or Mt Pleasant.  Garland is basically a small farming community - we never did find the 'town'.  Mt Pleasant is located in the Mountains outside of Salt Lake city and, sadly, most of 'town' is boarded up and for sale.  Both areas are very scenic and they were well worth the stop!

From Mt Pleasant it was off to Green River, Utah.  They were having annual "Melon Days festival" and we were looking forward to seeing what it was all about.  But first, we had to travel a little over 100 miles across Interstate 70.  It has been years since we have been this way.  We both remembered the route being scenic but had completely forgotten just how breath-taking it was!  Needless to say we made alot of stop along the way at the various overlooks & turn-outs to take in the views! 

The Melon Days festival was actually a pretty big to do - it seems most of the town of Green River had come out for it.  They had music, crafts, food, a kids area, baseball games going on all day and free melon.  Everything from yellow watermelon to crenshaw melons -which we had last seen a few years ago in Indiana! 

Besides the Melon Festival Green River, Utah is also home to the John Wesley Powell River History Museum.  We would highly recommend a stop at this museum if you ever find yourself in the area. You don't want to miss the 20 minute movie or the displays.  It will give you a real appreciation for just how brave the early river explorers were! 
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