Monday, Oct 22, 2012 (Day 37) – Capitol Reef National Park

Left Bryce Canyon City this morning at 9:30 and drove 135 miles to Torrey, Utah.

I got here about noon.  Weather forecasts were calling for high winds and gusting from noon to midnight today so I wanted to be off the highway with the Egg by noon.

There was some wind during the drive (much of it at my back…good for the gas mileage) but the EggCamper never swayed.  Saw tumbleweeds during the drive blowing across the road.

I am staying at the Thousand Lakes RV Park in Torrey, UT.  Not much here, RV parks, motels, a few restaurants, one grocery market.  It is the end of the season here.  I am here for two nights.  The park is closing for the season on Friday.

I drove thru Capitol Reef National Park this afternoon.  I really enjoyed this park.  No crowds and you can drive clear down to the bottom of the canyon.

It is very windy.  Can you get seasick in a travel trailer?  The winds should be calming down soon.

Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 (Day 36) Bryce Canyon

I drove thru Bryce Canyon National Park this morning and stopped at all the scenic stops.  Was not quite as enjoyable this morning as it was “chilly”.  It was 48 degrees with a chilly wind.  I have seen plenty of hoodoos now.

Above is Bryce Canyon, Rainbow Point, Elevation 9115

Above is Bryce Canyon, Natural Bridge, Elevation 8627

This is what it looks like when you stick your camera out of the sunroof and shoot backwards while driving…………..

This afternoon I drove down (25 miles) to Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Tomorrow I am moving on to Torrey, Utah.

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 (Day 35) – Zion to Bryce Canyon

When I got out of my car at the RV park to unhitch I looked up and saw this….the clouds looked like a paintbrush had painted them in the sky….

Moved on from Zion to Ruby’s Inn Campground, Bryce Canyon City, Utah.

130 miles thru Dixie National Forest (snow on the side of the road in the shady spots) and Red Rock Canyon.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 (Day 34) – Zion Canyon

So my last two days have been different from the others.  Most of Utah schools take a “Fall Recess” on the same two days….yesterday and today.  This RV park is running over with families and I took the shuttle around Zion National Park Canyon today and the canyon was full of families.

It was over 80 degrees and sunny here today.

Right at the entrance to Zion is a very small town of Springdale.  It is a two lane highway with about three miles of private homes, motels, lodges, restaurants, gift shops, etc.  There are no chain restaurants.  I am sure that 99 percent of the people who live there serve the tourists in town or work in the park.  I will say that customer service is definately missing here.

So I think I have found my new career.  I am going to become a kinetic artist.  As some of you know I love the metal yard spinner art…see photos below:

This spinner was very large….maybe 30 inches across

When I drove thru Springdale I saw different versions of these displayed at three different businesses.  They were all stunning.  The first thing you should know is that all three businesses were labeled galleries.  I stopped and looked at the price tags and the first one I looked at was $7,500.00…the smallest, cheapest one was $1,250.00….so if I start this new career are you all in to buy a piece of “art”???  Hahahahahaha

Leaving here in the morning for Bryce Canyon.