Our trip to Utah, part three

We are very close to the point of this trip.

Friday, September 27th.

As soon as we were on our way, first thing was to find a bed for the night in the area of the Capitol Reef NP. This was a popular time of the year and so many places were full. Our ‘fall-back’ position was to sleep in the truck but I really hoped it wouldn’t come to that.

Eventually we found a room for just tonight in The Flute Shop and Motel in Torrey, just 10 miles from the National Park. Run by Vance and Elaine Morrill it was more than just a motel, it was a scene of much fascination. For Vance made flutes the American Indian way.

But more of that later.

Oh, and there’s a dog story as well. Again, I’m writing that up as a separate post.

On to the Capitol Reef Park.

Or rather a pause before we descended off the heights that surrounded this part of Utah down to the park.

The pause was to take a photograph of an intense rain storm that had a spot quite close where the remnants of a rainbow could just be made out. It’s hardly visible in the above picture.

It was simply stunning.

Beyond words.

I promised you a little more about Vance Morrill and his flutes. But apart from the photograph I will delay that for a while (until the draft of the post has been approved by Vance).

Here is Jean looking at them.

Finally, Vance promised to draw some routes in the morning to some of the lesser known spots in Capitol Reef.

17 thoughts on “Our trip to Utah, part three

  1. The vistas are utterly amazing in the southwest as you know. Interesting bit of info with the lodging.

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  2. The beautiful scenes in the Utah and Nevada deserts are stunning aren’t they Paul? Lovely photos. Reminds me of the day I flew in a small cess a, through the Grand Canyon. Memory that I will never forget.
    The Flute Motel looks fascinating… 😊

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      1. It was. Unfortunately, it was quite turbulent, so my stomach got left on the ceiling of the cabin, quite a few times. Not the most recommended feeling. But the sights were worth it!

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