Heidi Strand, Burpee’s Director of Resource Development & Marketing and I are fresh off the plane and have some fun photos to share. For a very quick trip, we met so many people and accomplished a lot. We made it to the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry three times in three days, not bad considering we weren’t there to get dirty.
After meeting with the BLM and some local bussiness owners, we hit the Hanksville attractions and did some shopping. Because the site was rained out in the afternoon, the whole crew headed for Goblin Valley, a near by state park. More incredible geology and scenic views. Scott
reminded us all that some scenes from Galaxy Quest were filmed here. If you’ve seen the movie, seeing these blobby rock formations might ring a bell.
Other than eating at every restarant in Hanksville, I made a point to visit the local grocery store, the Information
Center, that doubles as a weekly clinic, the BLM office, the new fire house and all three motels.
The highlights for me were the shakes at Stan’s Burger Shack, Jed’s Jerky and everything at Blondie’s including; their great service and fun staff, the blueberry pancakes
and don’t forget the turquoise jewelry.
On our final day, we made it out to the site on the way to fly out of Grand Junction CO. I got this great shot of Scott in his Beef a Roo tee. He is convinced that Beef a Roo could rename their Olive Burger after him. Personally I would go for the Blue Cheese Burger, “Mirm’s Surprise Burger”. I know, not as descriptive, but catchy.
Ultimately, we all agreed that all of the photos just don’t do justice to the real thing. The suraoundings are so vast and colorful you start to feel “scenery drunk” from taking it all in. It reminded me of my first trip to Alaska, the scope and magesty of it all. I hope you get a chance to experience Utah for yourselves one day.