Gary and I are hiring an SUV and escaping on our own down south to Moab for the weekend. It will be lovely. We will visit Arches and Canyonlands where the final part of Thelma and Louise was filmed, but hopefully our trip will not end the same way theirs did! We are so lucky to have these magnificent places so close to us.
Arches is where Delicate Arch that appears on Utah License plates is located. It is quite a long hike to get there, but we intend to do it this time. If I promise you all photos of us standing by it then we will have to!
I will tell you all about it when we get back - not sure if our hotel will have internet - but anyway part of the plan is to get away from everything.
We may do some Geocaching during our trip too. We haven't been since last July when we went to visit Edward on Scout Summer Camp with Carolinne, Matthew and Mia, and found a couple of caches on the way there.
My Olympic Knitting is going OK. I have finished the main knitting - the back and the front. I have joined the shoulders and started the neckline, but I noticed that near the top on one piece I split the yarn for one stitch and there is a loopy bit that I am going to have to go back and fix - it has to be perfect for the Master Program. Then after the neckline, there are just the armholes. i am doing a simple k1,p1 rib finished with a tubular bind off to match the tubular cast on. I am going to get into trouble because I have to write out the pattern and, being me, I think at the time that I am going to remember all the details and don't write them down as soon as I do them. This is me, who can't remember when I arrive at the pantry door from the other side of the kitchen (a journey all of 6 feet) what I wanted in there!
I will take my knitting with me and should have it finished in time. I am not really a travelling knitter, so even though I probably won't be doing much driving, I doubt I will do much on the journey itself, but should get it done in the evenings.
This weekend and next weekend it is the 9th Annual Snow Goose Festival, out in the west of Utah near Delta. I don't know how the geese know the festival is being held for them and that they should show up each year but they do! Unfortunately Delta is in the opposite direction to where we are going, but it is a fascinating place. The Topaz Camp is close by, where thousands of Japanese were interred during World War II. And it is a good rest stop on the way to the Lehman Caves just over the Nevada border - it is so weird to be in a different time zone just for an afternoon when visiting there.