This is a post about things that we did in a literal ‘middle of nowhere’. We spent a week in Thompson, UT. Now, Thompson is not ready to admit that it is a ghost town so they tout Sego (4 miles into a nearby canyon) as ‘the ghost town’. Anyways, Thompson is about 45 minutes outside of Moab (the closest form of civilization), very few people live or stay there, and Jim of Ballard’s RV Park in Thompson seemed like a nice gentleman, so we decided to stay there. Great decision- we were the only people in the park all week.
Not satiated by staying in a ghost town with an adjacent ghost town, we headed to Cisco, UT. Can you believe that there would be ANOTHER ghost town out here in the middle of nowhere?
Another thing that you can do in ‘the middle of nowhere’ is find dinosaur related things. Like footprints. And bones. And laying down dinosaurs. We were pretty excited to see dinosaur stuff. The footprints were super cool because they looked like dinosaur footprints! The bones that we (tried) to see weren’t so cool. Probably because we aren’t very good at dinosaurs. The guy who told us about the bones spot said they were awesome. So if you’re good at dinosaurs maybe you’ll like them; they mostly just looked like rocks in rocks to us.
When we weren’t lurking around abandoned places or giant old footprints, we were playing on and around Arches. The park is really well named; it has a lot of arches! We walked under, climbed on, and stargazed from the arches. I really liked one name ‘partition’ arch. Mostly because it shares a name with a great Beyoncé song, but also because it was really beautiful. During the day most of the arches were being viewed by a lot of people, but when we went at night to try and see the Perseid Meteor Shower, we had them all to ourselves! Also probably the mountain lions were there, but Jake carried my yellow kitchen knife to fend off any predators, so, totally safe.
And now we’re off to Salt Lake City!