Green River, Utah
I woke up, blinked a couple of times and then remembered the "adventure" of the night before. As I got out of bed, I muttered, "I need some coffee" but I needed a shower MORE so I took care of the daily hygiene business and THEN went for coffee.
Since it was a weekday, they didn't have a full breakfast but they had enough of a variety of items to choose from so I toasted a bagel, smothered it with cream cheese and sat down to enjoy my coffee before going back to the room. Once Debby was up we decided to make a gas station run before putting Cuddles back in the car so off we went.
Shady Acres Gas
Nice view, huh? No, I'm not being sarcastic, I LIKE it!
Debby decides to make a quick run through Burger King but we discover that the microphone/speaker isn't working so we go inside. And THAT'S when we hear some truckers discussing road closures. Oh oh!! It turns out that the Interstate is closed due to a severe snow storm in the Colorado mountains. We look at each other and realize that Mother Nature has just added one more day to our road trip. We rush back to our room to pull out the laptop and go online to check the weather, road conditions and finally, after pouring over a map, find a pet friendly hotel in Rifle, Colorado where we will be making a stop for the night. Just as we wrote down the phone number to the hotel, the power goes out. Shortly after that, there's a knock on our door. It's the hotel manager notifying us that all the power has gone out due to the strong winds. Winds? I pause to listen and sure enough, it's pretty noisy outside. Oh great, and we still have to load up the car! It was a bit trying but we got it done. Cuddles didn't look too happy about it but we reassured her that today would be a short driving day. Whether she understood us, is something I'll never know...
Back on the open road, I am once again enjoying the scenery!