Heading on to Zion
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Terrific time at the Grand Canyon! Hiked a bit of the Bright Angel Trail, rode the shuttle bus to Hopi Point on the South side, returned to the east side Desert View and climbed the Tower, etc. Mather Campground was beautiful.
I was again surprised at how big the place is! It looks like on the map you can walk from the campground to the rim, but that is a LONG walk. In fact, we didn't even bike it. So we were glad to be able to drive and see different overlooks.
We're on to Zion National Park now. We've stopped in the middle of the painted desert on the way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (89A) and this gas station and lodge (Marble Canyon Lodge) offers free internet. We had no cell or internet in the park and so here we addicts sit on the bench outside the lodge!
Lia's birthday tomorrow is big time excitement.
Hey! There's our Adventure Cyclist friend, Matthew! --- He says headed to Zion too. I think we'll beat him by a few days because the wind is terrible. I offered to pull him behind Ciao Baby, but he's too independent. Hehe!
And there's a family sitting here waiting on their ride from Kingwood, TX, just south of The Woodlands! They were on a 7-day rafting trip- had a terrific time- and look pretty beat. They cannot find their ride and while I offered to drive them somewhere, they don't know where to go. So here they sit with us. They seem in pretty good spirits about it all.
Okay, computer needs charging- we've been dry camping - and I'm out of things to say except Happy Father's Day to all the Dads that we couldn't contact on Sunday! Hope you had a super-dee-dooper day!
Tessa (who cannot seem to download my email yet...)