On this morning I got up, and took a shower, but forgot my phone so I didn't get to take any pics of our Green River KOA. This one was cute, though very small, much like the one at Wendover. We checked out the store as always, the Owner was super nice, and he had his dog, and turtle in the store with him. It made me miss my dog and turtle 😭
We packed our things and headed to the J. W. Powell River History Museum, which happens to be directly across from our KOA.
The museum was beautiful 😍, the I really liked the layout too. When you first come it's all about the Colorado River and all of its tributaries.
As you move to the right they have artifacts on display, as well as the stories of the first explorers, trappers, and topographers who first charted the lands boardering the Colorado.
As you move twords the center of the museum, you then learn about J. W. Powell, the museum's namesake. A fascinating man who, after fighting in the Civil War, and loosing his arm, went on several expeditions along the Colorado. He designed and built the first boats, to ever run down the river, which was so different from the river back East. He settled treaties between Natives and Mormons, and there is some beautiful art of him and his men in the building.
As you come round the back, they talk about the Colorado Gold Rush, as well as the attempt to make Steam Boats suited to the Colorado River.
Downstairs there's a cool exhibit on the first River Runners complete with original and replica boats.
The biggest surprise was downstairs in a room to the left. Dinosaur Bones, I recall actually screaming Dinosaurs Dad!!!! Dinosaurs!!!
Needless to say those guys made me happy.
Outside the museum was this lovely viewpoint, they made it into its own exhibit where they talked about Green River, The Books (mountains in the distance) and Goblins, who we'll see later.
Once we'd seen all there was to see, we fueled up, and headed west.
It was cool reading about the Books Mountains, because soon we were traversing through them. My dad said my sister would like these Mountains because she's a librarian 📚
While in the Books, we pulled off the side of the road at a vantage point, to really take in the view!
I tried to get close to the edge, but my mother kept telling at me "Don't get close to the edge, I told you don't got down there, I'm serious, don't go down there!" No matter how much I posted I was fine, nothing would happen, she kept yelling.
Now seems a good time to mention my outfit. I wore a soft pink velvet camisole, paired with some tye dye jeans ( did the dye job myself) and my black canvas shoes.
My mom also yelled at my dad who also tried to get close to the edge 😂.
We returned to our truck and the open road. I continued our reading of the Three Musketeers, which distracted me from Goblin hunting. Don't worry I managed to catch a few 😉 Confused? Apparently those big rock formations are Goblins, which was fun to say whenever we spotted them! Look àt that Goblin!!! Lol
We stopped off at a Denny's in Salina for lunch. The establishment had taken a unique approach to social distancing.
In place of tables that say Do Not Sit, they decorated theirs following a Candy Land theme! Turned out beyond cute! Table #3 was my favorite, what's yours?
We all hopped back in the car and continued on our way. We landed in Ely while it was still light. Which was nice we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the weather 🌞