Will post more later but the drive was stunning through Utah and we detoured down to Moab for a short trip. I got mom out to Arches NP and we even went for a short walk to stand under an arch. Will try and post pictures tomorrow.
We are thinking of heading down Sat night b/c snow is expected and the end of the weekend is coming with all that holiday traffic. A short tour of Vail is scheduled tomorrow and it's less than 120 miles left to make it to Denver- my legs will be happy to be walking not driving.