Friday, November 19, 2010
The route we took was suggested to us by Brian based on altitude and weather. The general idea being to stop at a "reasonable" half way point of Winslow AZ for the night, completing the remaining miles the next day (Total of 685). Things don't always go as planned of course... The temps in Winslow were expected to drop to a frigid 24 degrees and given the 5500' altitude, we chose to push on to Page AZ instead(529 miles for the day). Page was a more tolerable 4300' and 34 degrees.
Just kidding :) That large array of dishes is apparently used for Radio Astronomy, which I had not heard of. You can read about it here --> www.vla.nrao.edu. It was impressive to see!
Our visit with Jay was short, but fun as always. We picked her up in St George and went on to Mesquite NV, for a few days spent with Heidi's Mom and Dad. This was the first time I had met her folks and wasn't surprised to find them both very kind and interesting. We really had a nice time there!(Entirely legit feelings, none of that "expected" sucking up to the inlaws here!)