We drove from Moab to Bryce Canyon City today. The trip wasn’t too bad–only about 5 hours or so.
We found a picnic area to eat near a river (it just had picnic tables and pit pots, but nothing else).
When we got back in the car after lunch, it turned out that we had made a wrong turn and were heading in the wrong direction. Luckily we were only a few miles away from getting back on track.
We drove through Red Rock canyon, which was full of bright red rock.
Finally we got to Bryce Canyon.
We checked in our hotel and got settled in. The room was bigger than most that we’ve been in.
After taking a nap, we drove to the Bryce Canyon visitor’s center and looked around, watched the movie about the park and got some information from the rangers. Then we stopped off at one of the lookout points. The view was spectacular. There were these rock pillars in rows all around the canyon (called hoodoos) and it was a spectacular view.
We tried to go to the hotel restaurant for supper, but when we got seated and looked at the prices– we felt like we were being robbed, and there really wasn’t much interesting on the menu. So we went next door to the diner and had food there. It was passable, but not great.
Christine put ~A~ to bed and the boys and I went to an astronomy program at the park. After the talk, they had 7 telescopes set up to view different planets. It was fun, but we didn’t get home until almost 11 and were very tired.