We got up the next morning, found some breakfast, then headed north on I-15 to Zion. On previous trips in this part of the country, I’d stuck to the interstate. The views were always awesome, but I wondered what getting off of the beaten path would yield. I was not disappointed!
Zion is a short trip off of I-15, just north on St. George, UT. We stopped at a little town called Springdale and looked at some rocks:
I decided then that I’d resist my rock collection obsession or else the car would be laden with 1000lbs as we headed over the Rockies later in the trip Erin got her Mom some earrings, and we headed into Zion proper. I didn’t know what to expect – I’d done some research for the trip, but I didn’t want to look at too many pictures before I saw it for myself.
There’s a $25 entry fee, then you leave your car at the visitor’s center and hop on a shuttle that runs the length of the park.
I’ll put a link in the blog to all of the pictures, but WOW! Just WOW! It was amazing:
Erin has the photography bug too. I got here here and I was using my iPhone – one of my favorite images from the trip:
I was drawn to the rocks mainly, while Erin loved the water features:
I got a new wide lens piece for my Lensbaby and tried it out here, but only got one or two interesting images:
I need to spend more time with it to learn how to get some part of the image in focus.
I can paste beautiful rock formation pictures in here all day:
I also got a 70-300 Canon IS lens to play with, and it didn’t disappoint:
Erin goes in search of more water pictures:
We encountered much wild life, such as the Thanksgiving bird:
We couldn’t find the stuffing gophers.
I was going to have some deep comments about ageless stone and modern technology, but I remembered that I’m not that deep:
Finally found some phone signal!
It was getting late and we needed to get to Bryce for the next day, so we headed out through the tunnel on Rt. 12:
and found even more amazing sights:
SOMEone was getting a little tired of stopping every 5 minutes to take pix, but I have to say – this was one of the most amazing drives I have ever made. Beautiful!
Good bye Zion. I’ll be back, and I promise to spend more that a day….