Day 12 – More Utah

Posted: May 11, 2012 in Photography, RV, Travel
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Twelve days in to our trip and I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to have our first bacon blowout.  Dunno if you’ve ever been camping [at all, but most especially] when someone nearby gets to cooking bacon.  Well, it’s like the call of the wild – there’s really no aroma quite like it.  I must admit, I enjoyed imagining people salivating and husbands glaring at their wives, saying “Why can’t you make me bacon for breakfast?”  Then I like to imagine the little missus dinging the old boy in the forehead with the frying pan and saying, “Cook it yer own damn self!”  🙂

Shari made us some awesome french toast to go with our hawg-fest.  Afterward, we waddled out to the car and headed out for Natural Bridges National Monument.  To get there, we had to drive up this road:

Yes, there are no guardrails and yes, it was not a climb/drive for weenies.  (My eloquence often astounds me.)  The drive involved a lot of really tight switchbacks and a bit of dangling.  There may or may not have been some screaming (a secret I’ll take to my grave).  Just sayin’.

Once we had literally (not literally) clawed our way to the top of this monstrosity, we found ourselves in Natural Bridges Park.  That’s when we saw stuff like this:

This hike to get to this astonishing view involved some seriously dodgy galumphing up and down on some really un-public-safety-conscious rock configurations:

I have no idea who this large-bottomed woman with inappropriate hiking footwear is…

I’ve done my share of hiking, but honestly, I’ve never ever before encountered a trail feature like this:

Sadly, I couldn’t get either Shari or Bob to permit me to post the photogs of them descending this creation.  There’s just something about having someone take your picture with your rump up in the air that makes people bashful.

It was a wonderful hike, though, and I can’t even begin to describe for you the amazing things we saw.  We took literally (yes, literally) thousands of photogs on this particular day….which brings me to why I’ve been lagging behind on my blog:  In a nutshell:  Crappy lappy; Iffy Wiffy (WiFi); and three (count ’em: THREE!) avid photographers who can’t seem to stop themselves from maxing out those memory cards.  We have chargers to charge our chargers.

As this post has already gone over long, I’ll cut to the photogs du jour:

(Crappy photog, but it’s for someone I love.)

Isn’t this just the coolest house you’ve seen all day??  Seriously…

I probably should have stolen these, but I settled for photogging them instead.  I’d really suck as a criminal…

There are zillions more photogs I should show you, but this connection is getting cranky, so this’ll hafta do for today.

Love, Thelma xo

  1. Shari says:

    You are doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work.

  2. Shari says:

    Any luck with the rattlesnake hunting?

  3. Charlie says:

    With all that climbing around, by the time you get home you should have legs like a French marathon biker! Just be careful of those out of the way ravines….I’ve seen enough movies to know that weird things live in those crevices and they like slashing groups of lost teens.

  4. Lim Jun Jie says:

    Excellent pictures!

  5. J. G. Burdette says:

    Very beautiful country. I think one of the fascinating things about the Us, is we have such a variety when it comes to the land and weather. Enjoying your posts.

  6. I love this part of the country. My husband and I did this adventure a dew years ago. We drove down several of those insane roads, white-knuckled and sweating the whole way!

  7. Roxana says:

    Your photos from traveling are amazing! Just wish someday I can see that for myself. Until then, thank you for allowing me to virtual travel! 🙂

  8. melissa890 says:

    Gorgeous rock formations. Great photography

  9. Oh, the bacon. One of my favorites on the camp stove!

  10. DouglasMB says:

    those pics were awesome… I am telling you someone will pick you up and want you to write for them.

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