With a first hotel stay in the Covid-19 era completed, I am happy to report that the experience was not much different from before. Stepped up hygiene was visible in the room and in the lobby area. No more breakfast self serve, instead guests get a care package for the road. Not bad at all.
We ate the contents of the care package driving along I-80 across the Great Salt Lake to Utah’s capital. Then we continued our journey south through Provo to connect with I-70 and Arches National Park for a stop over. It’s been almost three decades for me and a first for Greg. The memories were strong and the sights did not disappoint even though the crowds were much bigger than offcseason 26 years ago.
The highlight is definitely Delicate Arch which I hiked up to back in 94. This time, due to excessive heat of 102 degrees and concern for Stella in the car (dogs are not allowed on trails at this park), we chose the drive in viewpoint. Still cool and if you zoom in enough you can actually see the arch.
Then came out last 3 hours of driving to reach Greg’s cousin Danny’s house which was all gorgeous canyon driving along the Colorado River to Glenwood Springs. A restful night amidst aspens 🌳 and a cool breeze awaited us as did family catch up time.