Capitol Reef and George Goebel
Trip Start May 30, 2011
11Trip End Jun 09, 2011
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Where I stayed
Red Sands Hotel
Short drive into Capitol Reef this morning. We split up again with Rod leading a hike and Jean leading the alternative. I took the alternative walk, which was somewhat disappointing stroll along the river rather than seeing an arch. I tried to make the best of it, but the photo ops were few and far between. We end our stroll after a bit and have to wait for others in the picnic area. Their walk lasted longer than expected.
We had a box lunch in the park. Then we all hop on the bus and head to a section of the park where a sampling of petroglyphs can be seen from a wooden walkway. Some are difficult to spot at first. Some are easily recognized shapes of animals. Other seem to represent some more abstract concepts.
Then back to Torrey for dinner at Rim Rock. GREAT DINNER! How did this chef end up in Torry Utah? Most of us had the delicious salmon, while others opted for a pasta dish.
Back at the motel, we had a lecture on native Americans by Larry Davis - including artifacts of their culture. He's entertaining and informative. Rod says he reminds him of George Goebel and I can see the resemblance in his deadpan delivery. He's brought along a number of artifacts including arrows, atlatl, fire maker, spears. He passes them around. It's like show and tell after a terrific vacation.