It was a lazy morning. Elly and I stayed in bed a few minutes longer. After all the rain from the previous night, we needed to wait for the awning and tents to dry.
Once on the road, we pushed fast through Colorado and back into Utah. We went from tall pines and creek water to the surface of the moon.
From the surface of the moon, to the surface of Mars. Even with the heat, we decided to pay a visit to the first camp spot on our trip in Valley of the Gods and stay the night.
Elly and Rommel were dramatic about the heat, but as soon as the sun set behind the monument the shade was nice. We all took showers in order to drain out the water from the tanks in our respective camp rigs. With the added benefit of washing off the sweat and dry red dirt.
We set up both my Nikon and his GoPro to take a million shots for time lapse. It took a few days, but I managed a video of the Nikon shots.
The dogs slept outside most of the night, with the exception of a bad dream Elly suffered and a few hours napping with mama.
The moon rose late in the night, the air barely cooled and only warranted a sheet to sleep.
It was fitting to end our trip where it began.