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After a good night's sleep, we took our time packing up and getting ready to leave for Springdale. We enjoying strolling to breakfast in the crisp, cool air knowing that we would be seeing 95 degree temps in Zion.
The lodge dining room was busy, but not packed. The service was not so great this time around and the waiter didn't seem to …
... parts slightly precarious with 1000ft+ sheer drops to oiur side and no barrier. We didn't feel unsafe as the path was wide enough for 2 people to pass. Up top the view of the whole canyon gorge was amazing. We sat for 40 minutes and caught our breath and earned our lunch of raw stir fry veg and a banana! We did indulge in a treat of a mini Oreo cookie each - we felt we deserved it!
After refuelling and getting the last lot of the same photo, we started ...
... cars are not allowed. They started the shuttle in 2000 to help with park preservation.
I met a nice couple staying next to me from Germany. Annette and Thomas and their 2 children. She was once a park guide in her college days and they would rather come to the US than any other country for their holiday because it's clean and safe and beautiful. Must remember that!!
... the arrival of several "modern" mammal families. The first grasses appear. An ice age is triggered and the settlement and decay of seafloor algae draws in massive amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide, lowering it from 3,800 ppmv down to 650 ppmv.
Thank goodness for the Neogene Period (23-7 MYA) when widespread forests slowly draw in massive amounts of CO2, gradually lowering the level from 650 ppmv down to around 100 ppmv. Human life develops!
... a place called the Luxor Hotel. Look it up. Today were picking up the van and leaving for Mesa Verde. It's a series of ancient buildings carved in to the side of cliffs by the native Pueblo tribes. We can't wait to get out there. When things are quiet, my mind is starting to drift home to Libby, my mates and family. I miss everyone and can't waitnto see you all again. But 2 weeks is still a lot of time, so the journey continues for a while longer. We'll see you all ...