John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Tag Archive: Natl Park

Winslow, AZ

       This morning we sat outside enjoying coffee along Rt 66 with 66 degrees. Nice morning. Later this morning we headed down the road to Meteor Crater Natl Landmark. The Meteor that hit 50,000 years ago was half the size of a football field but left a hole a mile in circumference and 700 feet deep. We watched a short movie about the meteor and then took a ranger guided ½ mile hike along the rim.
Now we headed about 30 miles to Walnut Canyon Natl Monument. About 900 years ago people built dwellings in the side of the cliffs. We watched a short movie about the area and then took a mile hike. It was only a mile, but we had 240 steps down and then the hike and then 240 steps up. We took our time and it was a little overcast which was nice. The hike took us around a rock formation called the island. Along this path were all different dwellings. As we looked across the canyon cliffs, we saw a lot of dwellings all over.
With our hike done, we headed to Twin Arrows Casino which was on the way back. First we took a break at the bar and I had a couple lemon drop martini’s. We played some video poker, slots and blackjack. Had a couple more cocktails and then headed home.

Cedar City, UT

       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.

Cedar City, UT

     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.

Cedar City, UT

   Nice morning for coffee outside. The temperature is 75 with a slight breeze. Perfect.
We regrouped and headed to Brian Head ski resort for Blues, BBQ and Brew. On our way drove through Cedar Breaks Natl Park. We had BBQ samples and some brew while listing to blue music by Electric Witness with a harp player. Then we took a nice ride up the chairlift to the top of the mountain at 11,000 feet. We took a walk around and enjoyed the beauty of the surrounding area.
We started back and took our time. We stopped at a couple overlooks at Cedar Breaks Natl Park and did a mile hike on the Alpine Pond Trail. At this altitude it’s still spring and the flowers were blooming everywhere. When we got home, we regrouped and had a couple cocktails, listened to music and practiced harmonica while sitting outside in the great weather. Candy, Traci and Traci’s mom, Mitzi stopped by and dropped off Mutton sandwiches from their trip up to Fountain Green Mutton Fest today.