Today is our pre-departure day. We started the day by messing with our laptops. I restored Johns PC to factory settings and I downloaded windows 10 on my PC. Candy, Traci and Mitzi stopped by to say goodbye. It was great to see them and will see them again somewhere. We got our projects done and had an early evening. We are leaving early tomorrow.
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John is finishing up the truck and I’m working on my journal, pictures and website. In the afternoon we headed up to Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park. We took the 5 mile scenic drive up to the Timber Creek Overlook Trail. Along the way there were pullouts for overlooks. This area is just beautiful. Pictures and words don’t do it justice. We took the Timber Creek trail which is a 1 mile round trip with some elevation change. It brought us to an area where we overlooked a valley, parts of lower Zion NP and awesome rock formations.
After our hike, we headed home, had dinner and regrouped. Now we went to Mike’s Tavern for a couple cocktails. They have free video games and pool today. So John and I played some pool and some Ms. Pacman. Candy and Traci joined us and then we all went back to our campsite. We listened to music, had some cocktails and hung-out.
It’s a nice morning to enjoy our coffee outside. There are a few clouds and around 65 degrees. This morning we did some research on our upcoming travel plans.
Candy and Traci came by early afternoon and we all headed up to Kolob Reservoir to visit with Eva at her family’s cabin. A couple nieces and nephew were there too, Katie, Becky and Josh. We took a short hike up to the summit and was able to overlook the reservoir and the 5 fingers at Zion Natl Park.
Now we had some snacks, which Katie loved to make, a few cocktails and played Horseshoes, and volleyball. Eva has a few hummingbird feeders and they were fighting for the nectar. Eva made burgers from her family’s cow’s on the cool griddle they have in the cabin and Becky and I made a couple of lincoln log homes. Becky’s was really good, mine, not so much. Candy dug up a couple small trees to take back and plant in their yard here.
After a great day, great food and great friends, we headed back down the mountain. We didn’t want to be driving the winding steep gravel roads at night. It was perfect time to see deer and we saw a lot. We even saw a mama with some babies up on a hillside. When Candy, Traci, John and I got back, we had some ice cream cones and sat outside at the KOA patio and enjoyed the full moon.
Another friend, Eva lives not far and some time today. She came up early and we picked up Candy and Traci and headed to Three Peaks Disc Golf Course. The course is only about 5 miles from Candy and Traci. It’s a nice course that pretty level but with some rocks that you have to shimmy up to get to the basket. There are some trees and small bushes.
After 9 holes, we decided to head to lunch in Cedar City. It’s Sunday and not a lot of restaurants are open. We stopped for Mexican and enjoyed some good food and cocktails. Now Eva needed to head home, so we all did and then grounded ourselves.