Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bryce Canyon and Salt Lake City

We have been continuing on our journey... from Zion we headed north into Bryce Canyon and then onto Salt Lake City for the night.

We had previously mentioned the breast milk that is taking the journey with us... here is a shot of the cooler... minus a few bags! And so far, the dry ice has been doing it's job very well!

Kevin and Karsie at Bryce Canyon.

We did the amphitheater drive and stopped at all the overlooks. Bryce Point gave an amazing view of the whole canyon.

The indian name for Bryce Canyon means "red rocks, standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon"... and that is exactly what it is!

Amazing waterfall against the red dirt.

The colors were just gorgeous.

Walking along the little river.

So, in case you haven't been, Temple Square in Salt Lake City is beautiful. There are fountains and flowers and amazingly perfect grass lawns. We took a little walking tour of the square and couldn't resist the amazing gardens for some pictures!

Karsie thought it was funny to sit beside the fountain!

She loved the flowers... and wanted to eat them.

Playing in the grass.

She didn't know what to make of the grass... kinda pokey and funny feeling!

"Mom, can I please eat these flowers?"

Leaving Las Vegas

Our next stop was Zion National Park in southern Utah.

Karsie loves being able to crawl and move around... what a nice break before the drive ahead.

We arrived at Zion, already sweaty, but excited to explore.

We promptly found a creek and decided that it was time to play!

It was much cooler down by the water... and so pretty.

Karsie was toasty too... so she got her little toes wet (semi-against her will). Once she felt the cooler water she didn't seem to mind as much.

Clapping on the shuttle bus.

We loved walking by the Virgin River down to the gateway to the Narrows... and if we had more time and the right shoes, we would have walked into the Narrows some.

Karsie loves riding along wherever we go. She loved all the green on this walk.

Zion is full of AMAZING scenery... like this massive rock wall that weeps.

On the walk back... getting a little tired.

On the shuttle back... really super tired!

On our way to Bryce!