We were up early. The biggest chore of the morning was trying to fit all the frozen jugs and tubes of water into the two coolers. We’d tried to limit how much food needed to be in the cooler by choosing a box of mac & cheese and pasta and jar sauce for two of our meals. The only food items in the “food cooler” were half & half, cold cuts and sliced cheese (our first night’s meal), a small brick of cheddar, some yogurt, limes and a couple frozen jugs of water to keep it cold.
The beverage cooler was all frozen jugs except for a quart of tonic water. We also had bread, crackers, snack bars, granola, a six pack of spicy V8, unsweetened iced tea, some trail mix and three 2.5 gallon containers of water. You can’t ever have too much water.
We dropped by The Red Rock Café and bought some scones for the road and had our travel mugs filled. There was an annoying Italian couple there who didn’t seem to grasp the concept of waiting your turn or respecting personal space. I guess they weren’t morning people.
In spite of that, we were on the road heading south toward The Needles District of Canyonlands where we would be camping for the next two nights.