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Got 2 early phone calls from Family, they forget the time change is 2 hours back. Well time to get up anyway, since we are headed off to Zion National Park, Utah. As we drive we go through little towns & lots of Farmland, & even a herd of bison. As we get closer we see the different formations of the Canyons, with purple, pink, white, & gray, not just red colors. It is hard to explain how different they look from Bryce. Maybe you could see from some of our pictures. But at times pictures do NOT do it justice. We went thru 2 tunnels, one way only, that was right thru the canyon 1 mile, awesome. Zion you look up the canyon instead of looking down; a different perspective again. We go to Zion River Resort RV Park & Campground at 2:17, checked in & went to the local Walmart to develop some pictures while David uploaded our pictures to the computer, did some shopping, got back to the campsite, which was nice & shady, clean, & did have a pool. It was 98 dry heat, NOT humid. We made a little dinner & went to the social hall for Wine & Cheese. We met a lot of people from all over the world—Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, & U.S. It was fun socializing. Great Evening.
Signed up for the tour of Zion National Park. Took the shuttle from the campground to the shuttle into the Park. We seen a lot of the Canyon we seen yesterday, but this time we went all the way up to the Riverwalk, which is the top, Temple of Sinawava. This was believed to be the most sacred place for the Indians, who first settle here, BC. Then there was a Mormon Missionary, who named the canyons, Zion, for its quite solitude, & it freedom to worship anyway, without persecution. He named the one canyon, the court of the Patriarchs, which you could view Abraham, Isaac, & Jacobs Peak.David & I walked about ½ mile through the walk & around the Virgin River, which was so Clear. We seen chipmunks, squirrel, & Ranger was pointing out the Bird, Condor, which lives in the Canyon & has a wind span of 9 feet. Unfortunately we did NOT see it. There was the Grotto, Angels Landing, & weeping Rock, where the water drips & created a hanging garden, amazing. Then we went to the Museum & watched a film of the beginning of Zion. Got back to the Visitors Center, hopped a Shuttle to town & was told to go to Oscar’s Café for their famous ¼ pounder Garlic Burger with sautéed mushrooms, onions & added Swiss cheese with chipotle dressing. It was Yummy. I could Not finish it, but David did & was stuffed. No more dinner tonight. Back to our campground to do some laundry, our trip journal, watch a movie, Bella & Miracle (based on a true story). Another full & Wonderful Day.