Okay, I realized after I wrote Part 3 that I had forgotten Part 2. John has kept after me to complete the visit saga. So here goes…
After hauling everyone out of bed at a reasonable hour, we managed to pile into two cars and drive to Zion National Park. Zion is quite beautiful this time of year with the leaves changing color. And there were so many fewer people here on this Wednesday than there were on Monday. The park bus service is still running so we had the opportunity to start in one place and end up in another without having to trudge back to the car.
We started our hike on the Kayenta Trail which is a very pretty trail which connects to the Emerald Ponds Trail. There are always zillions of people on the Emerald Ponds Trail but very few on the Kayenta Trail. I think everyone enjoyed the hike and the waterfalls.
Of course, afterwards we went to Oscar’s Cafe. Yum. After a big day hiking and sightseeing we made a salad for supper and retired fairly early.