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... hotdogs for dinner.
One of the biggest glitches that we ran into was the misplacing of Lanton's keys. As we started to get ready for bed, we could not find his keys. After much searching in the dark, we turned in and figured we would find them in the morning. Margaret remembered having them,but not what she did with them. In the morning we searched and finally, as we were getting really frustrated we found them on Landry's seat.
... this day I certainly had no idea that these towering "forests of rock" were named hoodoos. Although technically, you have to walk down into the pinnacles, this is not a canyon but what is called an amphitheater, where frost wind and water erosion have worn away the rock revealing these delicate spires.
Unfortunately, we picked a scorching hot day after we had already ...
... from Bryce Point, a great way to get your 1st view of the most unique landscape we have seen yet. As we were to say all day "what a crazy place"
We then decided to do the longest one day hike in the park. The 8 mile Fairytale loop. We decended into the canyon and Hoodoos which was fantastic and 4 hours later we were safely back on the rim.
We then drove to the end of the 18 mile scenic drive and stopped at ...
... s belt they have discovered is a star making factory. Thousands of stars spew out going a million miles an hour (or so they guess). They travel so fast that through Hubble the stars look like they have tails. Every shape, size and color and every formation seems to exist. All we have ever known about astronomy has changed. You see the Hubble is located in space where the image it takes is not distorted by our atmosphere. Just clear images. ...
... that it is one of the best places in the world to do stargazing with telescopes due to the long distance the park is from any cities/towns with lots of white light and perfect clear air.
After checking out some of the exhibits and the visitor centre shop with Zach we went to the North campground just up the road and got one of the last 2 RV sites which was lucky as it was the closest campground to all the amenities. It was one of the few parks that we ...
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