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... because we know we’re going to be getting some sweaty hikes done
today. We end up heading off around 10am and drive straight to the Visitor
Center to park and catch the shuttle again. I wanted to do another long hike
called “The Narrows” which was about 9.4miles round trip. But we find ourselves
driving around the car park twice, there are no parks. And of course, we didn’t
realise it’s now 10:30am and every one is ...
... debate as history. Love wins.)
The tail end of this week brought us to St. George, UT to visit family, Brent and Marsha Mugaas, who recently moved from Minot to St. George, UT. We lived with them when we first moved to Minot six years ago, and we stayed in a house they owned after the flood. We have always been grateful for the ways they have been there for us, and now it’s been great to see where they are starting this next chapter of life. AND it was ...
Next stop on our American road trip was Zion National Park in Utah. Zion got its name from the Mormons who described it as their "heavenly place". And how right they are!
First we checked into our log cabin at Zion Mountain Ranch, on the edge of the national park. This was a little treat for us on the trip. Up to this point we had been staying only in budget accommodation, but ...
... it down with rain and then even a little hail! We were supposed to walk The Narrows but it is a flash flood prone area so we count do that hike. Instead after lunch and when the sun had come out again we caught the shuttle bus to The Emerald Pools. We were only supposed to walk half a mile to the lower pool but Lexx and I managed to go right up to the higher pools which was at least a mile and a half. I'm ...
... isn't fun unless you have a fire. So. That idea shot down. However, we're going to find a BLM land and plan an actual camping weekend out better.
The drive back was beautiful; the sun was shining, grass was green, sky blue with big puffy white clouds. I pulled up YouTube and began playing songs. We sang along and totally enjoyed just being together. In the end, it was a good experience because we traveled together and got to be more comfortable with each ...