Green River, Utah
What could be better on a really hot day than a cold slice of melon?
All over the small town of Green River are signs advertising farm stands full of locally grown melons. Most have samples in big coolers - this was handy because there is no way I could buy a watermelon - they were all huge (but oh, so sweet!). Luckily, most of the stands also have a good selection of other melons - some I've never even heard of.
|A watermelon float! Found in the parking lot of the John W Powell museum.|
|The ones in front are Israeli melons - quite yummy!|
|The big blue cooler held samples!|
I intended to buy only a cantelope - but, after seeing (and tasting) all the different varieties, I wanted one of everything! It didn't help that one family was buying 8 full-size watermelons and a bunch of the smaller ones (for a big event down south a ways).
I finally settled on a small ripe cantelope and an almost ripe small Israeli melon. The Israeli melon should be ready to eat just about the time I finish the cantelope.
Wind! The natural enemy of trailers and tents . . .
Late this afternoon as I was inside the trailer cutting up my cantelope, the wind picked up outside. Then the wind REALLY picked up - for about a minute, the trailer was rocking and the trees outside were cracking! The micro-burst truly lasted only about a minute - but when I went outside, I saw that quite a bit of damage had been done around the campground.
|This whole tree was uprooted!! Luckily, not on top of the nearby trailer!!|
|On the golf course|
|Right onto a campsite - fortunately, unoccupied!|
Luckily, although there were a lot of branches downed and the one tree - it didn't look like any trailers cars, or people were injured!
And even though about 1/2 of the tents in the park were collapsed, they were all staked well enough that none of them blew away.
|Hopefully only collapsed - and not broken or torn!|
Feeling lucky as I finish my day!