Skies clear, no rain but hot!  And we were complaining about riding in the cold rain of British Columbia.  Little did we know that as soon as we crossed the Washington Cascades into Oregon, it would get hotter.  Temperatures in the high nineties and zero humidity.  Man it was hot inside my riding jacket, full helmet and  riding gloves.

But the high mountain plains of Oregon have their own beauty and Ricardo and I were right in the midst of it.  Bikes running good, we set a brisk pace of 70 MPH headed to Boise, Idaho and our hotel for the night.  Finally reaching our hotel at 8:00 PM, we settled in for the night.  Up early, a nice breakfast and we were on the road by 8:30 AM headed for Salt Lake City.

Hot!  At one time Ricardo recorded temperatures of 104 degrees F.  But that was in Utah in the midst of the desert (actually in the parking lot of a Wendys where I had stopped for a chocolate Frosty). 

Finally reaching Salt Lake City by 4:00 PM, we changed into lighter clothing and were off to City Centre and Morman Temple Square.  Two hours spent touring the grandeur and history of this grand Mormon community.  I am in awe every time I visit.  Tonight I hope to post some photographs that Ricardo and I took this afternoon so you too can marvel at this grandeur.

Saturday morning we are off to Moab and then on down to the "Four Corners".  Maybe spending the night in Durango, CO.  By Sunday we will be in mystical Taos in the "Land of Enchantment".  A couple of days in Taos and two in Santa Fe and all will be right with the world.