Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 Zion National Park

We got off to a late start this morning, didn't leave until after 9:30 and headed to Zion National Park, about 51 miles from John & Kaki's house and our 'temporary home'.  It was overcast, and chilly after the snow and hail of yesterday, but still off we went!

We arrived at our destination after yet another 20 miles of spectacular scenery!  Since we were starving our first order of business in the town of Springdale was to have some breakfast - at Oscar's Cafe.  The waiter was a very personable young man and he sold us on a couple of special dishes - David had a spicy spicy omlet with several different types of peppers and I, yes, wimpy me, had a chili relleno special - here is what our breakfast looked like!  The danged thing was really not 'too' spicy - just right! 

Then we went into the park, and David's access pass again got us in free.  We went to the visitor center, then got on a shuttle and toured the park.  Once again, scenery overload!  There is a reason that these places are National Parks - they must never be destroyed by greedy people but instead preserved so that everyone can ooohhh, and aaawww, just like we did today!  From waterfalls seemingly coming out of solid rock, to flowers growing out of those same rocks - and walls of rocks so high your neck hurts from looking up. 

Once again, pictures simply can not do it justice, but here are a couple to give you some idea of the consistent beauty.

We got back to the house about 5ish, and I started putting together a salad, Kaki made a wonderful italian dish with elk burger, lots of garlic, tomato sauce, mushrooms, oh yum, peas and lovely garlic bread!  I had found a lovely little bakery in Springdale and got a bumbleberry pie for dessert!  We sat and chatted for quite a while, and decided an early night was called for.

So an early night it is!  More adventures await tomorrow :)

1 comment:

  1. I've never had elk! I do like the way you describe the scenery! And your photos do entice (but you might want to change the date on your camera. Just saying.)