Woohoo, Nate’s feeling better, so we get to show him Bryce! A stranger took this photo for us as we headed into the park. It was already in the 80’s, but at this high altitude, it feels hotter. Love it.
I took this picture at Bryce Point, as Dan was 1/2 mile back in the car, waiting to get into a parking space. We didn’t take the shuttle in case Nate wasn’t feeling well again and needed to go back to the rig quickly, so we had the horror of bumper to bumper traffic. After a few minutes, the kids and I got out and walked to this view point – gorgeous! And I love this picture because Eliza hopped up a little to momentarily be taller than her younger brother! We walked back to Dan who was still in traffic. He didn’t mind that he missed the view because we had seen it before on our previous bus tour.
A view from Sunset Point. I took over 40 pictures today of these views that just don’t quit. Again, I cannot wait to blow some of them up for our home! We all trooped out to see it, then Dan and the kids went back to the rig, and I kept hiking to the Lodge. Nate wasn’t feeling great, but I wanted to see the old Lodge before we left in the morning. It was a nice, hot hike and the Lodge was quaint. It’s hard not to compare it to Yellowstone or Yosemite. Same vintage, just not as big or outstanding.
While the men relaxed, Eliza and I spent our evening playing games, and it’s our family tradition to keep track, so here’s the scoreboard… Eliza beat me 15 games to 2! (A couple games I won are from another day.) We’ve played games all over the country, inside the rig and out, in heat and in storms, with electricity and without. We don’t always remember to write it down for posterity, and we sometimes write it on the game box itself. It’s really cute to see when she was 4 and beating me even then!