Thursday, April 27, 2017: We bid Denver a fond farewell, and Denver kicked our butts out the door. Kidding. That’s extreme. Colorado just wasn’t ready for us to leave, so much so that we drove through what felt like a lifetime of snow at an altitude 10,000ft in a Nissan Altima. So that was interesting.
Once we reached the Eisenhower Tunnel at Loveland Pass, Nathan pointed out to me that we were at the highest point on an interstate in the country. This would have registered as “interesting” had I not been holding my breath and praying that his car would hang in there on the icy roads.
Somehow by the grace of God, we made it out of the snow, and I was finally able to properly appreciate the incredible landscapes that were surrounding me. Over a matter of hours, we drove through snow, rain, clouds, and sun. We saw snow-covered mountains, pine tree-topped mountains, dirt-covered mesas, and the canyons in Utah. There was so much to take in along the road that I was back and forth between taking pictures through the car windows and experiencing breathlessness in admiration of our surroundings.
Before calling it a night, we grabbed dinner at the Moab Diner. Apparently, this is a necessary stop when visiting the tiny, tourist town of Moab. I was so hungry, I would have eaten my own hand; so I won’t give the food a review. However, it was a nice place for a quick dinner.
We are relieved to be in Moab to recuperate from the road, while building our excitement for spending the day at Arches National Park tomorrow.