Various: Monticello to Joseph

Shortly after leaving Monticello I came to the Recapture Reservoir.  (It just occurred to me that I entered today’s posts backwards.  Sorry about that.  Once you read the next few posts this will make sense.)

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The guy in the orange and yellow Safety Sam outfit works for the highway department.  Hey buddy, the highway’s up here…..

Maybe he had to take care of some “business”….

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Further south, I came to the little town of Blanding, Utah.  I stopped in the visitor center to pick up some maps and brochures (in addition to the ones Wanda had given me).  I had a nice conversation with the gentleman working there who asked me to be sure and mention that Blanding is right next to Bears Ears National Monument, the newest US Park Service facility established by President Obama.  I’ll be seeing many parts of this new area later this week.

While in the Visitor Center I saw these colorful quilts, hanging from the upstairs balcony.

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At Blanding I turned right and started heading west towards Joseph.  I came to a one-lane construction zone, which has been an almost daily occurrence during this trip.  While in line waiting my turn to proceed I asked the young lady controlling the Stop/Slow paddle if it was OK to take her picture for the blog.

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About a mile past the end of this construction zone was another one, this time controlled by an automated sentry.  I was going to get out of the car and try to obtain consent for a photo but got the green light and took that as a yes.

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