I know. You've been waiting for this. For two whole days! How can I do this to you? Don't I understand that the suspense is killing you? Well, turns out, I do understand. But it also turns out that I'm a working bunny again (alas) and feel exhausted by the time I get home. Sometimes, though, bribery works in getting me to blog. I don't know what Chilly bribed me with, but she did, and so here I am, blogging about Road Trip day 4.
The last day in Utah.
The day we all cried (okay, not really).
The day we had homemade ice cream for dessert after dinner (yes, really).
The day we stopped appreciating red rocks because They Are Everywhere! (Maybe? I'm not sure. Ask Kyle and Felix.)
First stop, though, Silver Reef. The only place in the United States that silver was discovered in Sandstone (please drive carefully). Do not try this at home. Probably don't even try it at Silver Reef. Probably part of the wall fell down when Felix got down. Oops.
Hooray mining towns! (Also, now I have the Ghost Towning Bug again.)
We also learned there was a cemetery out there, but then I got turned around and missed the road and, well, there was Kolob and Real Hiking to get to. Starting the decent to Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyon (part of Zion National Park). Look how pumped and ready to go we are!
About halfway through the hike (halfway to the turn-around point, anyway) there is this old, abandoned cabin/log home. There are still rusty cans of food and a bed spring in there. Cool deals. Kyle giving a display of strength. He can rip signs out of the ground! Felix and I are superheroes. Basically. The obligatory jumping shot of the day. The trail was not crowded. Like at all. But every once in a while someone would pass us going the other way, and sometimes we would ask for a group picture. "What a nice man that hermit was. I didn't even know I had a hermit! " I mean... What nice people they were. Do you see the face in the tree? The tree was imitating Kyle. Or maybe it was the other way around.
There were a lot of bugs by the creek. Especially spider bugs. HUGE spider bugs. I am glad that they didn't try to bite me. I'd rather not be bit by a spider this year; I think last year's spider bite was good enough for a lifetime. Now Kyle is a superhero! Felix parting the Red (sandstone) Sea. We were teasing him that he looked like an Old Testament Prophet because he had his murse and a walking staff with him.
What I drew in the mud at the end of the trail. Awww, how sweet.
Also, it took me one hour and 5 minutes to get this post publishable. This may be a new record.