Of cowboys, red rocks and burgers …

Descending ...
Descending …
... back to the Colorado ...
… back to the Colorado …
... and the red rocks of Moab.
… and the red rocks of Moab.

We’re back to the rugged West … and what could be better than a museum about movies made here!

In the late 40s the legendary John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the 1st of many movies here. The first major motion pictures filmed in the Moab area were set on the Red Cliffs Ranch. Wagon Master, Rio Grande, Son of Cochise, Warlock, Commancheros, Cheyenne Autumn, and many more used the ranch and it’s magnificent scenery for filming. John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Ben Johnson, Rock Hudson, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Lee Marvin, Richard Widmark, James Stewart, and Richard Boone have all worked on location here …” notes the Red Cliffs Lodge website.

Howdy pardner ...
Howdy pardner …
... well hello ...
… well hello …
Click to see the photo backgrounds.
Click to see the photo backgrounds.
This looks like a familiar scene.
This looks like a familiar scene.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch … repairs to vehicles must go on. That too is a familiar scene after days of crawling over the rocks.

Ready to repair anywhere!
Ready to repair anywhere!

All good things must come to and end, they say. Actually, all things come to an end – and that’s the truth.

Before we leave, however, there’s one very important place to stop! That place is Milt’s Stop & Eat in Moab. Yes, it’s a lot like a drive-in … take out or eat in. Seating inside or outside on picnic table, under a shade tree. This place has been in business since 1954, and makes just amazing fresh and awesome food. Local grass-fed hormone free beef, fresh ground, on all the burgers. Local milk from the McClish Family Dairy in Moab fills the shakes, malts and floats. Local veggies when in season. The fries are hand cut and done to perfection. Family run and it shows – every customer is treated like a good old friend, given special care. The whole history of this place is one of family care.

Yes, we ate there. It was almost enough to get us to stay another day … it was soooo good.

But, we have promises to keep ...
But, we have promises to keep … and miles to go before we sleep …

 

 

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