Autumn Road Trip

Saturday we hit the road with a load of 720 fresh Douglas Fir Christmas Trees – final seedestination San Antonio, TX. Imagine all that Christmas joy packed into a 52 foot trailer!

Our route is taking us through Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Western Texas. On day 2 we drove on one of the most beautiful highways in the Southwestern U.S. – U.S. Highway 191 in Utah. We drove past the entrance to Arches National Park, and Moab. There was not time to stop, but we promised ourselves to return when we have more time.

Just down the road we decided to take our mandatory 30 minute rest break at the Kane Springs Rest Area (just the other side of The Hole in the Wall). What an amazing 30 minutes! I kid you not, this was one of the most scenic, beautiful rest areas I have been in. (And we have seen more than our share). I practically flew out of the truck to walk around and take these photos for you.

Thinking about these photos later, I realized how fortunate we were to be here in the fall. Love the play of the light thru the lacy tree branches and how the color of the trees matches the red rocks. We walked around with the pup and climbed on the rocks. 

These trips are all about seeing this beautiful country we live in, and making memories together. This short 30 minute stop is now a beautiful memory to be replayed over and over again.

A bit later we paused one more time for these snapshots. It was a Sunday afternoon, with many people out enjoying the day – climbing on the rocks in the sun.

We have traveled down the road now, and will be delivering those Christmas Trees tomorrow. We are looking forward to making new memories as we make our way down the road.

See you again soon.

*click the a photo to view individually.

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Bonneville Salt Flats*

The drive west on I-80 in Utah is so strangely picturesque. The Great Salt Lake accompanies you for miles, then gives way to the Salt Flats. We had a wonderful blue sky day with high topped clouds in the background. The sand and salt mix comes right up to the road bed, and some creative drivers stop and write greetings using stones and bottles. There are also many tracks leading from the road to the horizon. We even saw some people stopped to walk on the surface. It didn’t look like they were leaving any tracks!

In the distance I could see a pavilion on the side of the road that turned out to be a rest area. “What a wonderful opportunity” I thought. So we stoped for about 45 minutes. There were many excited people enjoying themselves, and we happily joined them!

Walking on the salt, it was soft and crunchy, and the water was so warm and silky. I have to say, this was a favorite stop on the road trip. So if you find yourself traveling I- 80 outside Salt Lake City make the time to stop and play! (They even have a foot wash)