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Drive from Bend, Oregon to Albuquerque - part 3

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Drive from Bend, Oregon to Albuquerque - part 3

The first day we drove east from Bend (morning of October 8th) driving down on US highway 20 toward Boise, Idaho, driving over toward Interstate 84.

We continued I 84 over to Tremonton to I 15 in Northern Utah. We then took US hwy 6 southeast of Provo to where the road name is changed to US 191 south of Carbondale, Utah.

We continued over to I 70 for a short drive until US 191 further south toward Moab and then south to Farmington on US 550, which was followed down to I 25 to Albuquerque.

One big bonus to this route is that one goes through some pretty country with mountains, canyons and red rocks of all sorts.

We were lucky when we drove through Moab, in that Kokopelli Poduce of Colorado had a representitive who had a few cases of organic peaches fresh and ripe from southern Colorado, and we were lucky enough to get a case. I would have bought 2 cases, but unfortunately the house in ABQ has a tiny refrigerator, and unfortunately the peaches would have become overripe in just a few days. As it was, we had a heck of a time stuffing one whole case of peaches in that tiny fridge. Ug. Lifes' little problems.

We regreted not making the drive longer so we could have stopped at Moab for a couple of nights to see Canyonlands and Arches national parks, but since one can't bring one's dog on trails, it would have just been a drive through. We'll have to do that sometime on down the road.

Likewise, we regreted not spending more time on the trip near Cortez to see the canyons of the Ancients, or Mesa Verde, or the Native american sights near Farmington. So we'll have that to look forward to sometime in the future.

We were ready to be in Abq. when we arrived. We stay in more expensive relatively good motels which normally have comfortable beds, however even though they are usually good, they all are different, so it's often hard to get a full nights sleep on the road even if whatever sleep was experienced was good.

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