One of the things I missed in my world during the last ten years or so of our living in our home in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, was a big sky. The way the house was situated the view of the sky was always limited by the trees.
|Sunset at Sand Hollow|
At Sand Hollow we had a magnificent, 360° view of the sky.
And a large cinder berm that edged a reservoir on the fourth.
Most of our days here were slightly cool, and one morning we woke to the view of snow on the largest mountain.
In addition to our hikes, we have had some very pleasant, long sleepy afternoons, where we did nothing more than curl up with our books and watch the clouds come and go.
One afternoon we took a drive around the reservoir to where there are a lot of off road trails. Craig wanted to go "Jeeping", but I wasn't enthusiastic.
We compromised with a drive around on the hard sand beach.
All in all it has been a very peaceful week here in Hurricane, Utah. I really do love State Parks. If the weather permits we plan on hiking in Zion again on Sunday.
We travel on Monday, and are headed to Bryce Canyon National Park. As far as I could tell, neither of the campgrounds in the park have electric or water hook ups, so I made reservations at a commercial resort called the Red Canyon RV Park in Panguitch, Utah.
I hope the pool is nice.