Today was another fantastic day - I needed a fantastic day after yesterday. The scenary was again beautiful with canyons surrounding the road at different points - beautiful! We left really early this morning since we knew there would be some road work and no shoulder to ride on so our leaders wanted us to avoid any major traffic through that section... we didn't have much traffic, which was nice and the section without a shoulder was short (we've had many sections with little or no shoulder and it hasn't been too bad... the cars and trucks are courteous and careful). The road waas not quite smooth but the terrain was mostly downhill or flat so the day went quick. We were in before noon and I had a shower and nap by 1:30pm - that was perfect because the day was getting hotter and hotter and there was no shade on the route). A group is going to the Arches National Park but I am going to relax at the hotel room and have some down time. I haven't had much time alone so I think I'll watch a movie and enjoy relaxing!
I rode much of the day with John and Amy, a couple from Buffalo, New York. They are a real joy to spend time with and talk with. I enjoy having them along on the trip. Below is a video of them, so you can get to know them a little too! John is also pictured above trying to get the best photo by laying on the ground! I hope the photo turned out well :)