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At the beginning of last summer some friends and I took the train from Philadelphia to Utah. The train ride took three days, and there aren’t any facilities for taking a shower (so after three days everyone smells pretty awful). But the ride is fun. They play a couple of current movies in the evenings and you meet some interesting people on the train (like Amish folk).
As we went down into Utah from Colorado, the train conductor got on the mic and started telling great stories about the area and pointing out various landmarks. He even pointed out a Bald Eagle’s nest. We saw the mother eagle but none of the chicks. First time I’d ever seen a Bald Eagle in real life (not on the telly or in a magazine, etc.). The nest was huge, about the size of a small car it seemed.
My aunt and uncle have a house on the side of the mountain in Spanish Fork (which is about 10 minutes south of Provo on I-15). They invited us over for dinner. My friends said that was the best part of the trip. My aunt and uncle are a riot --I always enjoy spending time with them.
After a few days of meandering about Provo and Orem (visiting other friends and touring BYU) we drove up to a little town called Duchesne (pronounced du-shein) up near Vernal (all in the lower of the upper-right corners of Utah). The drive up there was in the evening and night, and apparently all the wild herds were moving. We saw at least a thousand deer and elk grazing along the side of the road.
There we visited even more friends, went horseback riding, visited various dinosaur museums, went hiking, and just relaxed and wandered around.
I got a chance to replace my old hat (which was falling apart) with a new one made out of a more durable skin, so I’m happy about that.
We also saw Star Wars: Episode III while there (we’re big SW junkies).
We helped one of my friends move into her new home. She had just gotten married and her husband’s stuff needed packing and moving – but it was only about 500 feet away so we just loaded everything on a flat trailer and drove back and fourth over the mud. He’s a local police officer, so it was really funny going through his house. We found cuffs and badges and certificates and almost everything (except guns and ammunition) in random places, particularly money. We just stuffed it all in a jar and gave it to him when he got home and joked that if anyone tried to rob him he’d come home before they could finish the job!
In all it was a good trip. I don’t get to travel as much as I used to anymore so I’m pleased to have been to the edge of Starvation and back with a smile on my face!