The coolest thing about the monument was, I got into the park before it opened. My pass allowed me to breeze right past the construction crew at the gate, and enjoy the solitude before anyone else disturbed it. I climbed on top of a cinder cone, took some pics and video with the phone – and most of it was screwed up – so no video. I did get a nice panorama from the cone.
On the way to Idaho Falls, a couple buzzed by on their Olds Kool rides, and clearly they were on an adventure. When I saw them pulled off I HAD to stop and chat. Daria and Martine were on their way from the west coast to Nebraska, by way of Tokyo. We are headed in the same direction, maybe I will see them again, barring smoke and fire.