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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The plans had changed to meet our Salt Lake City friends this weekend but we headed to St. George anyway because BBB needed her check over.  We left the beautiful Bryce area and travelled through Red Canyon and Butch Cassiidy Draw – yep that’s what it’s called – told you he was infamous in this area. 

The big red mountains were never far away and as we drove through little Towns with fabulous names like Carmel Junction, Fredonia, Kanab, Hurricane and Washington.  Zion Park was looming closer.  The attraction of Walmart however, was greater at the time – we were on the look out for cheap replacement bikes – so we stopped off for a few supplies top-ups.  The
car parks in all these big stores provide more than enough space for Motorhomes.  In fact, Walmart is renowned for permitting RV’s to park overnight if there’s a real need – not my idea of camping!, but good to know it’s an option if we were ever really stuck.

Into the charming St. George, Utah.  Everything in Utah feels safe, well run and comfortable and the Temple View RV Park was no exception.  It was also on Main Street, with a little old
Cinema close by, so there we were, Bourne Legacy and a bucket of popcorn,which incidentally here comes with hot butter drizzled over it unless you shout no.

Kevin took BBB the next day to get her leak sorted and I had a Town day; had a hair cut, a couple of coffees, a wander around the little shops, a long chat with Goddaughter Vicky and all in the lovely sunshine.  Then to top it all off, we sat in the hot tub while our laundry sloshed merrily in the campground laundry.  Not bad eh?!  The theme continued next day – lazy, lazy BUT we did buy replacement bikes from the Kmart near by.   Heard from Patti and Mark – they were definitely going to come to St. George the following Friday, so we made plans for our week – Zion National Park here we come.

We arrived at the Park entrance and to our joy found there were spaces in the campground – that wouldn’t happen high season – and it was absolutely, totally, glorious!  In the shadow of the high red cliffs and mountains, Autumn coloured trees and the river gently rolling by.  A lovely man called Fred started to talk to us and asked us to call in and meet his wife Marcia later.  We went for a bike ride and did just that – charming people.  They said they would take us through the Zion tunnels the next day in their car as in a motorhome a pass is needed and you have to drive in the middle with the rest of the traffic stopped.  We walked home from them in the absolute pitch dark but with the sight of an amazing star filled sky – incredible to see when there is no other light.





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