Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finally some sunshine

Well hopefully our bad weather is over and spring is finally arriving in Utah.  Beautiful sun and warmer temps make it very pleasant.

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We have been to see some of the fantastic scenery everyday. red canyon bryson canyon 008This is the views in Capitol Reef National Park.

red canyon bryson canyon 042Jerry wanted to buy this beautiful new motorhome, but it was way overpriced!mokqi caveCoral Pink Sand Dunes state park.

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More Bryce Canyon.

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This old gas pump says it all!  Think we will rest a few days.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Winter scenes in the middle of May

We have spent all winter avoiding this kind of weather, but there is something to be said about visiting it at 10,000 ft. and coming back down to 6500 ft. and warm weather. We were going to Cedars Break National Monument, but the road was closed because of several feet of snow still there. This was approximately 40 miles from out campground.

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This was the road to Cedar Break (don’t know the lady she was just in the way) it may be June before it opens.Brian Head Ski area 007

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The most amazing sight was this huge mountain of lava flow from an eruption from a volcano hundreds of years ago. The flow was probably 2-3 miles long.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bryce Canyon National Park

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We arrived near Bryce Canyon on Wed. May 11 for a week.  We are about 30 miles from the entrance and there certainly a lot to see.  The rock formations are really strange looking and it is amazing what water can do.

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The rocks are called Hoodoos and are usually tall and skinny.

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This is called the Queen’s Garden.  It was a 2 mile hike to it.

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This was the next days hike Called Navajo Loop at Sunset point, also about 2 miles vertically for most of the hike and then through a slot canyon and yes that is people at the very bottom just before the shadow. Going down!

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Some of the sights along the way.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

St George, Utah

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We are now in Utah and the scenery is so different from our winter hangouts.

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This is the first stop on our tour of the parks in Utah.