The drive out from Capital Reef was on a Scenic by-way and they weren’t kidding. It was spectacular. The aspens are just beginning to turn and a couple weeks from now should be gorgeous. Now imagine that against a backdrop of red Navajo Sandstone cliffs and formations as far as the horizon. Magnificant. Yet I would not have seen this had I continued on with the plan, but I did not. I turned away. Most every day has been a struggle to continue on. The novelty of road tripping alone has worn off after all these years. I miss my wife and am returning home to be with her.