27th trip – days 135-139, Sept 2-6, 2021 Bryce Canyon, Ruby’s Inn Campground
Of all the U.S. National Parks that I have been to, so far my favorite is still Bryce Canyon. (Kevin’s is Zion National Park.)
At this point, I was still having severe headaches, dizziness, and vertigo. My appointment with the neurologist wasn’t for another week or so. I am so glad we made this camping trip over Labor Day weekend. We took it easy and slow.
We left on this trip on Friday, after Kevin got off work. We are always so excited to “get on our way” that we couldn’t wait for Saturday morning to get going. 🙂 When we set up the plans, we decided to go 1/2 way and stay in Fillmore. If you have read through these blog posts, you will see that we have stayed here several times. It is a nice stop over. The back of the property is open to the mountains and an area very popular with Off Road Vehicles like ATV’s, 4 wheels, Razors, etc.
This campsite at Ruby’s Inn had a us a bit confused. It has two entrances off the through road and it loops around. The loop is where HOWE is (Home On WhEls, our name for our trailer) and goes around to the top of the picture. It has spars off of it for other campsites. Kevin ended up walking back to the office to ask if we had the correct site. They laughed, said they get that question all the time with this spot, and yes, we were at the right spot. You can see our chairs set up there and we were able to enjoy a campfire every evening.
We had been to Bryce Canyon years ago but never walked down into it. This time we did. What beauty! From the top looking down is incredible to see and the bottom looking up is, well, majestic!
This is the crazy way to go from the bottom of Bryce Canyon back to the top. At least on the hike we did. Look at the rocks going from side to side…that is the path. It is so steep that you have to go sideways to get out of the bottom. What a thrill!
This archway really captured my attention. I took about 30 pictures of it, getting all sorts of shapes and shadows with the setting sun. We went back to the Visitor’s Center and asked a Ranger how big this “hole” is. No one knew! It is hard to tell but it has to be at least 20 feet tall.
One day we took a drive to Kodachrome Basin State Park. From the park website, “The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film, in 1948.”
You can see Kevin on the side there. He looks tiny!
After visiting Kodachrome Basin State Park, we drove over to Escalante just to look around. We saw this place along the road. It looks like a campground where you stay in an airstream and can watch movies at the drive-in movie in old cars. What a unique and fun idea!
This final picture gave us a great chuckle! It is at Kodachrome Basin State Park where there is red and white dirt everywhere. Fun name for a laundry place. 🙂