Day Two - Road Trip

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[Image:slide__IMG_22413.jpg]2013-12-28 Day 2

If yesterday was amazing to Jason, today was an absolute re-orientation to the world.

Off at before sunrise, we headed for Zion. We also discovered that sunrise in St. George, Utah, happens later than sunrise in Los Angeles because St. George is at the far end of the mountain time zone. We left at 7 AM, and found that sunrise does not happen till 7:45 AM, which turned out to be a kind of perfect timing as we hit the park opening just after sunrise.

Zion is Zion, and as this was my third time there, I tried to be quiet and let my road warrior companions discover the park for themselves. It's an amazing place, and at one point I did have to intercede to tell Jason that there was more park to see. He was giddy with excitement before we entered the park and his language sparked with f-bombs of appreciation. I laughed, and I did get to take pictures at previously visited sites. I know have three seasons of pictures from Zion.

From Zion, we headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, only to find it was closed, which meant a 100 mile roundabout to the South Rim. I just insisted that they see it, and so was pretty insistent and naggy. My son's reaction was simple, "Awesome. Too big to comprehend." That's really the way the Grand Canyon is - incomprehensible. It is December 28, and there was snow in several locations, snow that served to highlight the contours of the mountains.

On the way to the Grand Canyon, Route 9 passes over the early canyon pass. Jason was thrilled to have proved me wrong - that we did have to cross over the Colorado River and he forced a picture stop to prove his correctness.  It's nice to be right - I guess.  

From the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff and an attempt to put on "lateral" miles, as we head East. Today we added six hundred miles and saw touristy things, including Meteor Crater, perhaps the most expensive picture ever taken as we paid admission and laughed at ourselves for paying to see a "hole in the ground."

Last night I cleared my camera of pictures and uploaded them to Zenyet. I'm glad I did as today has been a picture filled day. Jason concludes that the whole space of the west is much grander than he thought and that we passed through the "absolute middle of nothing."


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