We left Moab this morning, headed to Cannonville, Utah. I have to say that the campground we camped at in Moab was probably one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed in:Moab Valley RV Resort

We had a slight problem this morning before we took off. I looked out the camper door to this:

I thought for a moment we were gonna have to see who wanted to come 2,000 miles west to come rescue us but it ended up being a bad battery. A quick stop at Napa & we were on the road again.
We wanted to take the scenic route to our next stop so we took highway 24 and highway 12 through Capitol Reef National Park & Grand Staircase National Monument. Other than trying to distract my mom and dad from stealing rocks from a national park and a incident with a not-so-nice tour bus driver, the drive was wonderful.

Entering Capitol Reef. If you look closely I bet 2 out of the 4 have rocks stuffed in their pockets.

Jake spending his money at the Capitol Reef Gift Shop. Can you ever have enough refrigerator magnets?

The view from one of the highest points in Capitol Reef. Elevation 9600 feet.

Parked at one of the viewpoints. I believe this is where we met Tour Bus Driver from Hell.

A view at the Grand Staircase National Monument.

The grade sign as we came down from Grand Staircase. This is where we saw a rental motorhome full of foreign tourists throw it into reverse while careening down the hill. Maybe “R” means something else in Uzbekistan.

Our site for the next two days at the Cannonville KOA.

Mom & dad’s non air conditioned cabin. I have to admit I’m going to rather enjoy them sweating it out. I spent my first 18 years in a house where they refused to get air conditioning. So this evening when they told me there was no AC in their cabin I finally got to be the one to tell them “You don’t need air conditioning. Open some windows, you’ll be fine”. I still blame them for my cat’s untimely death. There wasn’t an official autopsy but I still believe Ginger died from complications from a heat stroke.
We have entered the land of no cell service just some wifi from the campground. Matt is having a rough time with it but I think he’ll make it. Tomorrow we are planning a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and then probably hitting the road to head home Friday morning.