Howard Johnson Capitol Reef
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... was magnificent. Many people along our trip have said that Bryce is their favorite National Park. We could see why. Even though we were there in the middle of the day in bright sun the rosy and orange colors of the rock formations - called hoodoos - was amazing. The next morning we were sad to leave our lovely spot in Torrey, but looking forward ...
... they had the usual evergreen bushes growing out of them as if they were grounded in fertile soil, but anchored only in solid rock. Some of them looked like cocoa powder sprinkled on top of chocolate ice cream.
Further up the road the ground became more forgiving and gave forth to sage and Douglas Fir and yellow grass, and occasionally we came upon an oasis. You can see them from a distance, green trees and ...
... Our destination is Torrey, just west of the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. With five national parks, Utah has more than any other state except California (nine) and Alaska (eight). We’ll visit four of Utah’s five National Parks on this trip, and two of the four in Colorado. One thing you notice in the parks is the absolute absence of typical city noise. Other than an ooh or ah from gobsmacked tourists, these places ...
... Capitol Canyon. This was once the only route through the range and was maintained as the only road for many years. It's a fabulous drive into the canyon.
From the caraprk its just over a mile to the other side. At one point there's a few petroglyths but they were pretty poor and worn, but as the canyon got narrower you come to the Pioneer Registar, where many of the early pioneers carved their names. Such grafitti today is not allowed and ...
... sweating. With no control over the heating except to open the window and let in some Arctic blast. And that only works for so long before it becomes a bit much, too. Hard to balance.
But this motel has given me my own personal heating thingy so I can control the temperature. Aha!!! I'm hoping that will help.
Oh, and PS: For those of you who will have gotten your panties in a bunch over the fact that I had dinner ...