Day 17: Green River to Helper

We left our hotel.  Can you see it dwarfed by the mountains?

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We drove into the main part of the town.  Green river - population 900 (though it feels less).  Lot of buildings and signs to photograph.

More importantly, however, was the coffee shop.  We'd brought a typewriter with us to use as a prop to photograph with writer Jules in the Albuquerque desert.  We knew it was too heavy to take back, but it had a name.  Qwerty.  You can just dump something when it has a name.  Because it was used in Albuquerque Jules had changed the name to Albuqwerty.  It couldn't come back with us, but couldn't just be dumped.  We knew we had to find someone to give it to.

The coffee shop in Green River was perfect.

Goodbye, Albuqwerty - we hope you'll be happy in your new home.

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Green River had so many midges they've had to install their own protection system.

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An amble up to the hotel via a cool 50's type diner and Walmart (Living the American Dream) we arrived at the hotel.  Well, it's... Out of the back window, it's nice. See how delightful it is?

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But, the front.  A railway track with massive trains with very loud horns.

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We took a walk to the end of town which has a great old gas station.  Picked up some milk and back to the room for a coffee with something other than "half and half" in it.

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Day 16: Kayenta to Green River (Utah)

We're flying back on Friday and so have four days to drive over six-hundred miles so today it's a case of getting a lot of miles done.  It was made easier that we got to drive through Monument Valley

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Lunch at the Olde Bridge Grille.  Where was it?  Oh, in a town called Mexican Hat.

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Who'd name a town Mexican Hat?  I know, I wondered the same but then Jane pointed at this.

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A museum, some buildings but finally 224 miles done.

Really tired.

A much easier day tomorrow.