On the way from Salt Lake City (SLC) through Mona we headed toward Cedar City. It rained the entire way and a three and a half hour trip took five hours. The roads near SLC were in the middle of construction and weaved back and forth across old lines so for a four lane highway it was hard to tell which lane to stay in so as to not run into the other cars. But what was ahead was my pleasure. Speed Limit signs that started at 70mph, then further south they were 75mph and about an hour south they were 80mph!!! I can't drive 55 and I was loving Utah already. 80mph is about what I drive anyway. Actually it is always been 7mph above the posted speed limit. (Remember the advice from the Maryland State Trooper Official?) I was happier than a pig in mud. The right thing to do was to go the speed limit Woohoo! Did I mention I love Utah already?
As we drove to Mona, we stopped to take photos of birds on the fences. We thought it was one kind of bird but when we looked at the photos of the birds and they were many different kinds of birds we had never seen before. One lady at the convenience store said they sing a song like this: "Suuuuuuuchhhh aaaaaaaa [now sing the last words really fast] pretty little bird." That was exactly how they sang. After much research we discovered it was a Western Meadowlark which sounds different than an Eastern Meadowlark. We also saw Western Bluebirds. (Can you tell we were in the west?)
We also saw Horned Larks and it was like being a kid in the candy store. We had never seen so many different birds before. Utah has 291 birds, more than Florida's 286 birds so we knew this was going to be quite a treat.
|Peacock Room - our room|
|Beautiful Victorian Furniture|
|Peacock Room Bed|
|Teacups on the Wall (reminds me of Grandma)|