Friday, April 3, 2015

Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

Our road trip continued...
We drove down a lonely highway and spotted a herd of bison. 
Along this lonely highway,there is not a person, store, or gas station in sight.  It is like traveling back in time, as we imagined the pioneers traveling through this wilderness with everything they owned on their covered wagons. 
 We pulled over on the side of the road to take in the view of the Colorado River, north of the Grand Canyon. 

After a long drive, we reached the Grand Canyon at sunset. 
This was our first visit to the Grand Canyon.  Pulling up to this "look out" I had no idea what wonder I was about to see.   
What a gift!

Zion National Park

Last fall we rented a r.v and went on a road trip to Zion National Park. 
 The fall was the perfect time to visit.  The leaves were changing, the weather was beautiful and it wasn't crowded.
 We had about three days to explore the park.  We hiked a few trails and went on a drive through the canyon. 
 The rock formations were enormous.  The colors were breathtaking.  I couldn't help but gaze at he red rock against the blue sky. 
 If you look closely, you can see a few rock climbers.  I had a zoom lens on my camera and they were still small.  This may give you an idea of just how enormous these rocks are.
 We seem to find hearts when we hike.  It has now turned into a hiking tradition in our family. Silly Guy found this double heart shaped fungus growing on a rock. 
We also spotted some wildlife along the hiking trails.


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