Well, we finally got out of Murrieta today at 12 noon straight up. That was after stops to Costco, AAA, Sprint, and the local Red Box (we are going to Red Box our way across the USA).
We had a smooth drive and didn’t have to stop until Barstow. We hit up the local Starbucks, not really – all we did was our business.
So far so good. That was as far as Jen & I had ever gone together. For me, that began the fun part. I don’t know what it is, but I love adventure, the “great wide open”. Unfortunately it was dark when we left so we couldn’t really see what we were driving through. Tomorrow should be amazing – I’ve heard the drive through Colorado is amazing.
Our plan is to get to Grand Junction for lunch & visit the area for a bit, then back on the road to Denver. We’re hoping to get into Denver in time for some dinner with our great friends, the Smith’s.
So before I leave you tonight, I thought I’d share some tidbits about Cedar City, Utah, where we are spending the night:
- Cedar City was originally settled in late 1851 by Mormon pioneers
- The site, known as “Fort Cedar” or “Cedar City,” was equidistant from vast iron deposits 10Ã‚Â miles (16Ã‚Â km) west and coal resources 10Ã‚Â miles (16Ã‚Â km) up Cedar Canyon, but was named after the abundant local trees (which are actually Junipers instead of Cedar)
- Cedar City continues to be a center of tourism, commercial development, education and the arts in southwestern Utah
- According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.1Ã‚Â square miles (52.0Ã‚Â kmÃ‚Â²), none of which is covered with water
- As of the census of 2000, there were 20,527 people, 6,486 households, and 4,682 families residing in the city
All that info was from Wikipedia.