Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Letters S and T

I'm late with my "S" and "T" posts for the Alphabet Photo Challenge.
But, I have a feeling I can figure out plenty of words that start with those letters from our trip.
More photos are on my previous post and will be on the next few as I blog about the trip.

Let's see what I can come up with for S...

Stupid government closure of the National Parks.
State of Utah that heroically Stepped in and opened the parks anyway.
Sandstone, Storms, Scary adventures, Sweet hubby, Stress, Sleep, Super yummy food,
Swell wine, Silly kitty and doggy that came with us, Souvenirs, Sunshine, discovery of
Sheplers western Store on the way there, cherry/chocolate/almond Scone, Some knitting,
Snow, Big Horn Sheep, Snake, homemade Soup on a cold night, Snuggling with my kitty

The above picture is the entrance to Zion National Park when we arrived.  Closed!
Luckily, we didn't need to go into the park to do canyoneering.  There's plenty of canyons outside of the park.  Besides, Zion National Park doesn't allow guided trips in the park like many of the other
national parks do.  Kind of weird, huh?  Several days into our trip, the Utah government struck a
deal with the federal government to open the park for up to 10 days.  Everyone was so happy!
The closure was hurting so many employees, neighboring businesses and tourists.
The town of Springdale quickly went from being like a ghost town to being filled with tourists.
Utah is filled with national parks and I'm sure this was a hard blow to their people and economy.  
I'm so glad the park is truly open again now and I hope it stays that way!

The picture below is from inside the park after it opened.  We were sitting next to the lodge 
watching a rainstorm.  Zion is such a wonderful and magical place!  I love it!

And, for the letter T...

Travel, Tram through the park, hot Tub, Tall rocks and cliffs, hot Tea, Taking pictures,
Trees, wild Turkeys, Trailer, Truck, Trails, Terrific coffee, Terrible Telephone signal,
pink Tumbleweeds along the road through the desert (really), Tired, Tackling fear

Wow!  I think I could go on and on.  That was easy and fun!


Art and Sand said...

I imagine any photo of your great adventures in Utah will work for U.

Delighted Hands said...

Glad you caught up...Love the trip recap!

Roxie said...

Terrible Telephone signal. Hard to photograph that!