Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 2 and 3

Once again, I'm behind.  It is harder than I had imagined to find the time to sit down before we collapse on our hotel bed at the end of a long day of being on the road. 

We left Boise early in the morning on day 2 and drove into Utah until the end of the day.  Although very beautiful, my general impression was that the department of transportation had somehow made the decision to put every major highway under construction in one summer. It seemed as if traveling in one lane of traffic would never end.  We found ways to entertain ourselves and Boy O has been enjoying playing musical chairs between the two vehicles.

At the end of the day we found ourselves in Fillmore, Utah and unpacked at the Paradise Inn.  The grounds of Paradise also included a Garden of Eat'n (seriously) and a good sized pool.  After looking at what the area had to offer in the way of food, we decided to try the restaurant:

I wouldn't say the ol' garden was even a small slice of paradise, but the experience and the picture alone was worth the trouble.  After recovering from the pork chops and garlic toast we hurried on over to the pool to get some much needed energy out and headed off to bed.

Today we continued to travel South through Utah and were pleased to discover that the entire state was not reduced to one lane of traffic.    The scenery was breathtaking and we made an unscheduled stop at Bryce Canyon to look at some of the scenic views.

From Bryce Canyon, we made our way all the way through more amazing sights into Arizona and are staying just an hours drive from the Grand Canyon.  Tomorrow should be exciting....

1 comment:

  1. You guys are hanging in there. So proud of the boys, and you too. Those are beautiful pictures.