Friday, August 14, 2009
The Devil Is In The Details
Red Canyon, just outside of Bryce
So far this week we have gone to a different place every day, with the exception of Tuesday when we fished in Panguitch Lake. And every day I turn to my posse and say, "Okay, now this is my new favorite park," because it just keeps getting better each time.
Thursday was Bryce Canyon, and it is full of awesomesauce. It's difficult in this day and age to impress the MTV/CGI/iPod generation because they can see the most fabulous things on TV/Big Screen without getting off their butts, even if those things don't exist in reality because of the magic of special effects. So, it's pretty cool when you can impress a teenager.
Bryce Canyon="Cool Beans" ("Cool Beans", for you people who are either bereft of teenage company or live under a rock, is a good term, an impressed term. A platitude.)
We started waaay up here
And on a completely random musing, it's interesting to note that a lot of "outer space" based movies are filmed here in Southern Utah because of the terrain and landscape. One of my favorite Tim Allen movies, "Galaxy Quest", was partially shot down here, along with parts of the newest "Star Trek" film.
We went down this a way
Anyway, Bryce Canyon: Very cool, and we went on a 1.5 mile hike that kicked my @ss .
I have a bum knee and an even worse hip, so long walks going uphill are painful. Not to mention that I'm really lazy. And I've elevated whining/bitching/moaning to an art form. But to truly appreciate your environment you have to get down in it and that's what we did.
Bridge, which is really an arch; there was a big fire in this area just this past July. Remember: Only You Can Prevent Forrest Fires! (Except for the ones caused by lightening...