On Friday, before everything
went to hell took a wrong turn, we enjoyed a jaunt to Kolob Canyon, a part of Zion Park with it's own desert geography. The sand and rock here a color of red you will not see anywhere else in the state. The contrast of the varied shades of green, with the red orange of the rock, is just breath taking. It was very hot, but we enjoyed taking the 5 mile, one way, drive to the top of Kolob. Kolob get's its a name from Mormon scripture and is the star nearest to God.
In this photo you can see that the road is paved with the same red rock of the canyon. All of Zion Park's roads are paved the same color.
There are few flowering plants in this desert landscape, but one cacti we found at the Visitor Center was just beginning to open it's bright yellow flowers.
The vista's here are spectacular and panoramic. Every turn of the road offers a new view of unique rock formations, vivid color and blue sky.
See, it's pure eye candy every where you look. Zion Park is such a jewel, as are all our unique Parks, and we take the time to visit whenever we are nearby. Hopefully we'll have more time this summer to visit some of the other Parks we love.
We have decided the car isn't worth fixing as we have no idea what more could be wrong. It might be throwing good money after bad, and after talking to several people about it, this seems to be a sound decision. A new (used) car is in my future...sigh. This is the shortest time I have ever owned a car, 8 months. The Honda I had before this was the longest I had owned a car, 14 years. The good part is that it couldn't have happened in a better place or a better time. We were very blessed to be saved and safe and to have a ride all the way home. We may even have found my next car in Cedar City, which will be delived to my door tomorrow. It's all good.
FBS pictures tomorrow.