Day 76 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah)
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
141Trip End Aug 17, 2013
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We set off up the road and have a quick breakfast when we arrive at the park. We take the shuttle bus all the way to the last stop as Dylan entertains the people on the bus with his chat, and Taya charms them all with smiles and waves. Em and Rich keep their fingers tightly crossed that Taya isn't sick on anyone. We make it, drama free, to the Temple of Sinawava bus stop, or the temple of the last stop as Dylan called it.
On the itinerary today is the Riverside Walk, which is a really easy 2 mile paved stroll in stunning scenery
The crisp, clean river water flows down the canyon, and the rocks tower miles up into the sky next to us. We stop part way along to throw stones into the river which Dylan enjoys, and it gives us the chance to appreciate the scenery.
At the far end of the walk there are people paddling in the river so Dylan whips his shoes off and is straight in to join them. At this point the pavement stops, and the serious walk, called the narrows, begins. People are heading off into the water wading up the canyon. Rich and Emma would love to do some of this walk where further along the canyon walls virtually meet as you walk through, but needs must, and the little people are the priority of course.
After naps we return to the campsite. Dylan, Rich and Taya are ejected from the RV to play, whilst Emma takes the beast to stock up on food in the local town. Everywhere we have been food shopping so far someone packs our bags
Dinner outside at the campsite, and some dry solids for Taya which she enjoys. Quick bedtime for Taya, whilst the boys head off for a swim and a shower. Dylan is beaming on his return having done "half a whip all by myself". Wonder if he could make the whole width with a push off from the side?! Dylan and Rich talk about travelling and Dylan enquires about the trip from here. "Where are we going after America?", to Canada, "and then where", back home to London. "Maybe we could ask mummy if we could go somewhere else after that too, but only if I can bring my tractor and Mater this time".
Last load of washing to do this evening. This afternoon on collecting the previous load, Rich discovers the pillows missing! After a bit of checking with the guy behind reception a sign is erected asking the 'borrower' to return our goods. A casual comment to the girl behind reception this evening gets some proper thinking involved and the said pillows are found in the house keeping cupboard. Rich is a little reluctant to state this this evening, but if you want some better thinking and quality service, ask a lady!!
Praying for a good, illness free night. We are off to the Grand Canyon South Rim tomorrow. We have thoroughly enjoyed our four nights at Zion, the campsite has been fabulous, the weather gorgeous, and the national park spectacular.