Today was a great day at Zion. After breakfast
we drove to the Temple of Sinawava and took the Riverside Walk that goes
along the Virgin River. There were lots of interesting views of the
mountains as well as lush vegetation (due to the water coming out from
the sandstone rocks) and a couple of deer. Then we drove to weeping
rock to see a place where the water is forced out of the sandstone by a
layer of shale. After lunch, we went to a nature talk on how the
arches in the rock are formed. Quite interesting. Afterwards
to the 3.5 mile Pa'rus trail in the lower valley. The kids then went
wading in the river and had lots of fun while Dave drove to the upper valley
to take some pictures in the afternoon light. I haven't been able
to because the rain had rolled in both days. After I picked Lesley
and the kids up, it was back to the cabin for some showers, and off to
dinner again. Kim had pizza for the third straight night (along with
a chocolate sundae) while Chris did chicken nuggets for the third time
(with rainbow sherbert). Lesley and Dave tried the vegetarian lasagna
and the pesto pasta with vegetables that were both so-so. Early to
bed for a hopefully early departure to Grand Canyon North.
Some of the views along the way.
Here are a bunch of other shots taken during the day. These will give you some appreciation of why Zion is so beautiful.
This one is looking out the back of the vistors center. (I seem to have lost the big version of this :-( )
That's all folks - for today!!