On Saturday August 10 we pulled back onto I-84 heading down into Utah. This has to be one of the most boring drives as it is miles of nothing but dry desert or irrigated fields of corn or hay. As you drive south past the Utah border, there are more irrigated fields and orchards. The Leader skillfully guided the big rig through Salt Lake City which is still in a state of road repair since last year’s trip through here going north. We did find a Cracker Barrel for dinner and enjoyed a meal with no dishes to wash before turning east for our night’s destination. Another pleasant surprise in Spanish Fork! We went to the RV park at Canyon View which is actually a city park sitting on top of the hill next to a big wind farm. The location is on Powerhouse Road so that tells it all. You park in a paved parking lot backed up to each power and water pedestal. But it was clean, with nice, grassy areas for the girls, and a short walk down the hill and you have the entire beautiful park to yourself early in the morning. Only problem is the wind blows steady which is why they built the wind farm here. Since it was still warm we used the AC for awhile that night. Best part is the price – $12.00 for the night. Next day we were up and on the road early.
Thankfully we were able to make a short stop at Tie Fork Rest Area. They were awarded for the design and construction of this park with it resembling a 1800s rail station including the steam engine and track.
They even have a fenced grassy dog area, that the Basenji girls had to smell all over then promptly go outside to tend to their business!