First things first….Utah needs more pit stops. If a person has some extra Johnny On-The Spots and some free time to set them out, many a traveler would appreciate it…believe me!!
This morning we got started a little late due to not getting to our motel until 1:00 am (Moutain Time). Of course my internal Central Time clock had me up at 6:30 (this time), but I survived…and went for waffles. I let KJ sleep until it was almost time to check-out; we had a very long night. We packed the car and hit the road.
It’s beautiful here, around every corner is a different mountain, vivid colors, and something new to see. Hard to drive and take it all in…but there are several pull off areas so you can stop and take pictures or just soak in the view. Which is a good thing!!
With the late start, Zion National Park, was out of parking so we had to go back and park in the town prior and were shutteled into the park. Inside the park they have a bus that takes you to all the different stops. The buses run every 15 minutes (or closer together), which gives you the opportunity to do the hike and then come back and catch the bus. It also made it easy to see the whole park and not walk your feet off.
Side note: it’s interesting to sit on the bus and listen to the hearing impaired elderly decifer what the guide said through the overhead speaker system.
The park was beautiful!!! We went for lunch and then headed to our next destination, Panguitch. I ended up driving about 35 miles out of my way because I was unsure if the road I wanted to take was a drive through for vehicles…next time I will ask. Crashed out in the motel to catch up on some rest and get ready for Bryce tomorrow.