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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Tucked deep in the heart of Hurrah Pass guarded by red rock bluffs and the roaring Colorado River lies one of the hidden treasures of Utah - the Camelot Lodge.
When I first met and visited with Terry and Marcee Moore, the owners and operators of Camelot Lodge, I knew they were living their dream. Terry had a background of animal training for the movies and he had four camels that he worked with in various films. Marcee grew up in Alaska and was with a cruise line for 10 years.
The couple enjoyed their lives in Alaska. They operated a remote lodge in the state but one day decided that it was really too cold. They decided to move to a desert or to some red rock country. Terry was a native of Utah and thought they should check out his home state for a place where they could use their background in tourism and animals.
They looked at various sites in the state, but one day as they drove over the remote Hurrah Pass, south of Moab, they knew that this was what they were looking for. The name Hurrah Pass was appropriate. Both said "Hurrah!" and they bought the land.
For three years they hauled material 18 miles from town to build their five-room lodge and home. While Camelot Adventure Lodge is technically a B & B, because of its backcountry location, it is actually a full-service lodge serving all three meals. Marcee loves cooking lots of homemade fare. The rooms are beautifully decorated and all have a view and great sitting porch with spectacular views of the Colorado River.
The name Camelot?? Well, so majestic are the dunes near the lodge that any moment you expect a camel to rise above the dune like a ship. No, you think, camels don't live in America, they live is Saudi Arabia. And just at that moment, Clyde the Camel lifts his proud head high into the air. Soon, Guineviere wanders over toward him, then Bill and Raji and Quasimodo join him. You're not on a movie set, but at Camelot Adventure Lodge near Moab.
Adventure is a very appropriate word for the name of the lodge. I don't have time to explain all of the wonderful opportunities for adventure at this very unique lodge. Go to the web page at www.camelotlodge.com for all of the great opportunities at this one-of-a-kind Utah adventure.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.