This time last week we were sitting in Kentucky. Since then we're traveled through a number of states, but we are still about 1000 miles behind our average for the week, having traveled only 3031 miles thus far. That puts us at about 2000 miles short for the three weeks we've been out since our break over the 4th.
Along the way in New Mexico there was another hot air balloon, a frequent sight in that state. I actually managed to get a picture this time, but there were a few power lines I couldn't avoid. I think that would be fun to do one day, take a hot air balloon ride.
Flagstaff was nice and cool in the 70's and felt delightful after a weekend in the south's heat and humidity. After unloading there, we traveled north towards Utah, enjoying the aroma of cedar and sage brush after a rain storm along with the beauty of an Arizona desert sunset.
We stopped for the night out there in the desert and the next morning, finished our trip to Monticello, UT where we loaded wheat. Malcolm drove through Canyonlands National Park as the sun was rising. He was it was spectacular. I was asleep and missed it. I did get to enjoy some of the unique rock formations of southeast Utah, just not the more famous ones.
Our load of wheat was headed to Platteville, Co which is north of Denver. That meant a 450 mile drive across western Colorado and the Rocky Mountains on I-70. This time Malcolm missed the scenery while he slept, and I enjoyed watching storms build over the Rockies.
We delivered the wheat this morning and reloaded at the same place with wheat midds, which is too lengthy to explain so I'm providing a link that explains it briefly.
Just south of Fort Collins, CO I was watching the crop duster at work, which is always entertaining because they swoop so low. We heard a story of one that accidentaly flew into the side of a truck's trailer that was passing by on the road. He must not have been paying attention.