Moab – day one – 11 : 52 AM – weather : cloudy – temperature : 47.1°F (8.4°C)
After a short sleep and a big and tasty breakfeast at the Moab Diner, I make my first tour, just as any other tourist will do.
Moab is a very peaceful, almost drowsy place, certainly much more animated in the summer, when the temperature is climbing up to 100°F (37,8°C) or even higher. But for now I take advantage of the silent of Main street (Hwy 191), a large avenue edged on the both sides by hotels, restaurants and stores. Just behind, a few humble family houses are niched at the bottom of the world famous red sandstone rocks of the desert.
I will wait for sunshine before I go to visit the desert: for the light and for the colors, the result will be much beter on the pictures.
I started my quest by a visit to the Moab Information Center, where I met Mrs. Peggy McNeil, information specialist, a charming lady which was not as surprised as expected by my weird questions about the jail of Moab and the uranium. Regarding this last point, she explain me that the only yet visible think related to the uranium is a huge tailings pile, that will be cleaned and relocated in the coming years due to the pollution by radioactivity generated on the site. That pile is located at the north of Moab.
Enough with investigations for today! I feel tired and want to rest well. I need to be fresh and full of energy for my mission.
Head of Research of the Global Connected Researcher Union