Sunday, December 18, 2011

Extremely Lucky on Travel Weather

Wind turbines on the Price River, Utah
Saturday morning, Judy and I left my brother's house in Portland, Oregon.  We drove up the Columbia and Snake Rivers,  and down to Ogden, Utah, where we spent last night.  Sunday morning we drove from there to Albuquerque, New Mexico, arriving at her sister's house this evening, in time for a delicious dinner.

Considering how bad the weather might possibly be at this time of year, we've been fortunate, to say the least.  It was sunny and in the lower to mid-fifties in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico this afternoon.  Our daughter Julia will join us tomorrow.  A Chanukah feast is planned for Tuesday.

Judy had never been to Utah or Colorado before.  I had never been along some of the routes we took, so we were grateful for such picturesque weather.  There are so many more people in places like Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo than I remember from previous trips.

So many routes I travelled in the 60s, that were neglected two-lane roads are now four or five-lane highways, it is almost baffling.  The population of the USA is almost double what it was when I last passed through Boise, Idaho.  And the population of the southwest has at least tripled since I last visited Farmington, NM.

How long will there be enough water for all these people?
Wilson's Arch, near Moab, Utah


Anonymous said...

We can sell them water from here. Just pump it out of Lake Illiamna.

Anonymous said...

Have a joyous holiday with your family - and a safe trip back home :)

Steve said...

Glad you're having a good time, the pictures are great.

Anonymous said...

What ozmud said................ :)

HarpboyAK said...

Good latkes to you all!