Budweiser - King of all Beers?
Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In America it wasn’t really that hard to find the brand we liked, it was clearly Budweiser, popularly referred to as Bud.
Budweiser is a lager made with a proportion of rice as a substitute adjunct for barley malt. This immedaitely shows the problem for selling it in Europe as traditional brewers serve beer with only the four main ingredients (water, hops, wheat and barley). So Budweiser is not produced accoring to the German "Reinheitsgebot". But we found out that it didn’t taste distinctively different.
The Budweiser bottle is a rather familiar icon to most Americans. The bottle has remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1876. We liked it, but the fraze “King of all Beers” is a bid of an overstatement!
Pink or not pink?
Pink or not pink? That is the question. Well, I guess that depends quite a bit on when you are looking at it. If you arrive during the day it's likely to look more orange than pink but since the sand is the direct descendant of the pink Navajo sandstone that surrounds it, it should be pink. As the suns rays get lower in the sky and the light is less harsh, it does in fact more in the pink family.
Moqui Cave, not shown in the photo, is an underground museum which features artifacts from the Anasazi Indians who once inhabited the area. The 200 foot sandstone cave is impressive in itself. But anyone interested in Natve American history and culture will definitely want to see the pottery, artifacts and reconstructed exhibits from the Pueblo period.
Moqui Cave is located just north of the town of Kanab along hwy 89.
Nice small town just inside of Utah from Arizona
Kanab was a town we passed through and stayed in for one of the nights on our trip.
The area only had a very small population, but was clean and friendly with a few small shops and restaurants.
CORAL PINK SAND DUNES
Kanab, itself, is a fascinating town with a long history of forts, pioneers and movie making, but in these pages I concern myself with a nearby Utah State Park - Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.
Coral pink is the color of the sand, though you could also like the color to rust. The sand particles are quartz in make up, and have coalesced at the bottom of the Vermillion Cliffs. The dunes are a favorite with ATVers and you will find them scooting about them at all times of the day. A very fascinating nature trail takes you out and about into the dunes and there is a nice campground available to overnight.