Thursday, July 21, 2011
Move Over Moose
I drove to a family reunion in Utah, and found myself driving in the middle of the night. I had planned to stop in Tonopah, Nevada for the night, but arrived there so early, that I decided to drive on to Caliente to stay the night. But when I got there, there were no motel rooms available, so I had to drive on to Cedar City. I crossed over the border in to Utah, and began to drive up a long winding road that snaked over some low mountains. As I turned a corner, I saw something in the middle of the road ahead of me. In that split second, it resembled a tree, but also reminded me of the "troll" in "Harry Potter". As I looked carefully, I saw what I'm pretty sure was a moose! I was worried that it might get startled and run in to my car, and I knew that would be a terrible accident. It TOWERED over my car! I quickly swerved in to the other lane and went around him. I said to my son, "Did you see that moose?!" Then I thought to myself, "Do they have moose here? That must have been an elk." But it looked like a moose. Later as I talked to some of my relatives, I found that they do have moose there. I'm pretty sure that's what it was. He didn't seem the least bit afraid of me, and with good reason! Wow he was big!!