Dear Isaac, Maia, and Virtual Wanderers,
Today marks our halfway point in the trip. Time flies at an amazing pace when we practice experiential living. It is one of the only ways we can spend money to improve our wellbeing.
Yesterday is hard to beat when it comes to scenic drives. However, we had a great hike at Kodachrome that morning. It was drizzling and cool. I love sandstone and red earth.
We also took a detour through Bryce National Park. So far, that makes 3 Utah State Parks, 1 National Monument, and 2 National Parks this trip. Where but Utah? Bryce is beautiful but isn’t dog friendly so we are limited to turn-outs. It is touristy and so, honestly, isn’t my favorite stop. The hike in the morning brought more wellbeing. That is not to say that I don’t think Bryce is stunning, I just wish I could experience it outside of my car. It continued to drizzle and was a welcomed cool day.
Today’s drive was short, but Bryce is a time-consuming side trip. I was glad to get to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (making it 4 Utah State Parks so far). It is kind of a drive down a rural road for several miles to get to Coral Pink Sand Dunes. There were mounds of pink sand for miles piled on either side of the road as we approached. I can only guess that the monsoons had drifted the sand into the road and it was moved out. Now, I wish I had a bag of that color sand to make some hypertufa.
I took the dogs to the dunes that evening. I thought Moki would love it, but he was scared of it. Silly dog – it’s legal to dig big holes here, buddy! We will be back for a longer hike tomorrow before we head down the road, again.