It looks like we got out of the Elks Lodge in Boulder City, NV just in time. The city was installing water lines in the area and had the street dug up and covered with steel plates. The Elks were going to have their parking lots repaved soon and we wanted to avoid that also.
We packed up and left this morning with Hurricane, UT as our destination. A few miles down the road the warning light came on for our leveling jacks and I pulled over to make sure they were retracted. One had about 1/2 inch of clean metal showing and I manually raised it and the warning light went off.
It was a relatively uneventful trip until we were near the Virgin River Gorge south of St. George, UT. Then the low fuel light came on and beeped at me. I knew we had more than enough fuel to make it to Hurricane but every time we went down a hill the light came on. I pulled into the worst Pilot fuel station we've been in after guessing how to enter the station. There weren't any signs to indicate entry. We had to go past the station, turn left on a side road and go behind the station and then enter on a road that wasn't clearly marked. To top it off, as I tried to fuel up, the pump kept stopping and finally stopped altogether with only 12 gallons of fuel. I said the heck with it and drove off.
The ride through the Gorge was nice and Gerry snapped some nice shots. Heading south it wasn't so nice for the drivers since it was down to one lane for miles and backed up going very slowly due to construction. We had a little construction but made it through the area with only a little delay.
|I-15 North near Virgin River Gorge|
|Southbound construction Virgin River Gorge|
|Yep, it's that steep going down hill|
There was a small section of the desert where some Joshua trees were growing. So, where did the Joshua tree get it's name? One explanation is: "The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer."
|Neat rock formation|
|Corral in the middle of nowhere.|
|Land of the big Mesas|
It was nice enough to sit outside and enjoy the pleasant evening. Salsa & chips made the adult beverages taste even better. We hated to go inside for dinner but finally did so. Nice end to a relaxing evening out here in the West.
That was our day, how was yours?