First RV Trip Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arkansas travel blog

There's that same hill that was lit up by the sun coming...

As I said, it looks like it could easily be carved like...

Wow, lots of cars stopped, what's this...a buffalo herd in the pond...

...and they have babies...

...calves I guess.

They're smelly, dirty, and ugly up close.

I'm glad there's a fence between us...

...unlike when we saw them in SD years ago on the motorcycle.

I'm lookin at YOU, sucka!

Imagine sitting on the bike, this close, surrounded...

...and this guy walks up like this. It happened to us.

Awesome, a desert lonhorn...

...a whole herd of them lying in the shade...

...too bad the picture isn't better.

Backup at the mile long tunnel in Zion (again)...

...with one of the Japanese tour buses in line.

Today is a pretty long backup, must be a big one coming...

Like him, damn buses. Definitely Japanese tourists, see the writing.

At the museum, we didn't stop at the first trip...

...I wanted to catch this scene of Temples and Towers...

...which is behind the building from the road.

Dark clouds messing with me again...

...that's a little better.

In front of the building...read this.

Now can you find the natural bridge?

Closer look, how about now?

Going out the other side of Zion through Springdale...

...and Hurricane. Hurricane had an H on the moutain, but I didnt...

Cool top notch.

This is another town we went through with their letter mountain...

...the F is for Fredonia.


For our last day in the Kanab/Zion area, we took a drive back through Zion so we could check out the town of Springdale at the southern (or western) entrance to the park. On our way through the park today, we saw a herd of buffalo splashing in a pond by the road. I’ve never seen buffalo doing this, but I guess they are just like cows, they like a good swim when they can, too. (Whenever I see cows along the road in a pond or river, I call them “happy cows”, because that’s got to be much better than just standing around in a pasture all the time.) There were some buffalo calves, too.

Then we saw a herd of desert longhorns or big horn sheep. I’m not sure what they are called, the ones we’ve seen in the mountains that Glenda was always looking for were Bighorns, but these don’t have the horn that curls completely around, they are longer and curve backward, but the horns are not as thick either. Anyway there was a whole herd laying in the shade, I hope the picture turned out.

We also stopped at the museum in the park for the 22 minute movie and a picture of the cliffs called the Patriarchs, which I wasn’t able to get when we went by on the tram a couple of days ago. I was surprised we got a parking place and it was a nice visit except for when the busload of Japanese tourists showed up. Glenda almost got stabbed by a selfie-stick which I knocked out of the guys hand just before it poked her in the face. I’m not going to start my rant about them again like in my previous blog, but suffice to say, when one of those busses shows up, we go somewhere else. We had to follow one of those busses all the way through the mile long tunnel too (they have to stop traffic the other way and he goes down the middle.)

On the other side of the park, in Springdale, we stopped at a nice sports bar called Jack’s for a burger and a beer (Bloody Mary for Glenda). While we were in there someone saw my shirt from Woody’s on Pine Island and came over to talk. This couple was from Punta Gorda, even right down the street on Bal Harbor Blvd. from where we live. It’s a small world. We completed a loop back to Kanab without going back to the park, out through the towns of Virgin, Hurricane, and Fredonia. Part of it was really scenic around Hurricane, but we had some thunderstorms.

We really liked our campground in Kanab, The Kanab RV Corral, run by a nice couple who just bought it and took over in February. It was convenient to the North Rim, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and had several good restaurants and grocery stores. There was a good restaurant in town that we went to twice, Houston’s because they had homemade pies and good down home cooking. They have a contract with the Federal Government to supply food to forest firefighters and they also run trail rides for a couple of weeks into the canyons, but besides all that, the food is good. The first day I had pecan pie, then we went back for a unique dish on the menu (Orange Chicken in a bow) and I had chocolate pie. With the coconut cream pie I had the day before in Bryce, that’s good pie 3 days in a row! I’m eating happy, but it’s going to be big time diet when I get home.



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