This proved to be a very tiring day for us as after dinner we had to get back on the road for our next leg of the journey which was another 300 miles to Vernal. Looking back we should have left Jackson much earlier but it was almost 6pm by the time we got back to the car and then we met some heavy duty traffic leaving town. The drive was scenic enough until dark and then it became a bit of a labour of love keeping ourselves entertained for those long hours in the car with nothing to see except other cars rear lights away in the distance.
Unfortunately for us this meant that we drove through the Flaming Gorge area in the pitch dark and whilst we could sense there were stunning views around us as we climbed numourous winding roads we couldnít see them. I was driving and Suzy kept me amused recounting stories of the people we had met so far and recalling some of the wonderful sights we had already. Plus we had a great selection of
Road Trips songs on our playlist which had been made back in the uk on one of our many evenings planning the trip.
We didnít arrive in Vernal until 11.30 pm and we were both exhausted and very grateful for our welcoming room and huge beds at the holiday inn express and suites which we had prebooked.