Saturday, January 09, 2010

Capitol Reef

We got to spend New Years Eve and Day in Capitol Reef this year. After an out-of-our-element stop at the mall in Orem for Chick-fil-A, we headed south. We had a nice New Years Eve dinner at the Sunglow Cafe in Bicknell and were the only non-locals there with the only foreign car in the dirt parking lot. On New Years Day, we had to drive 20 miles west to Loa to get Trav his coffee and to find something for breakfast. We ate bagels with peanut butter in the grocery store parking lot, and then drove back to Capitol Reef. We checked out all the petroglyphs, then hiked to Hickman Bridge. On our way back, we hiked about a half mile of the Canyon Rim trail and then turned back because I wasn't feeling all that great. I caught a cold right before we left home. We then drove through the park and down Notom Road near Caineville until it turned into the dirt Burr Trail. Torrey, Utah, the town just outside Capitol Reef, closes down for the winter and even the gas stations were closed on New Years Day. We ended up making soup in our room for dinner. Thank goodness for microwaves. The next morning, I wasn't feeling any better, so we had breakfast at the coffee shop that was finally open, then headed home. It was a short trip but oh so fun, and the weather was perfect. Here are most of our digital pics. I shot these with my iPhone, which has a pretty decent little camera...

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