We are still volunteering at Glen Eyrie and it has been extraordinary busy for the past three weeks.
After we came back from the trip to Utah, we hit the deck running with many guests visiting the Glen. We started our regular hospitality work at the Pink House on the 1st day of this month. Because it was so busy the dining room staff was nearly overworked , so we were asked to help out on numerous occasions. This was in addition to our regular duties at the Pink House. I also conducted many Castle Tours during the past three weeks. We were finally able to take day off on the 16th of October. We went out for breakfast and did some shopping and were able to be re-energized for our hospitality activities.
Nearly three weeks earlier, on Sunday, September 22 we took the shorter road trip from Cedar City to see the petroglyphs near Parowan and then continued on to Cedar Breaks national park.
It was a cold, windy day although we has a lot of sunshine as well. We could see the snow coming in from the west while we were visiting the gorgeous overlooks of Cedar Breaks. The way back to Cedar City, was via route 14, where we had encountered the lava fields on our way down, just two days previously.
We had selected Monday to visit Zion N.P. Cars are not permitted in, so we took the shuttle. We were surprised how busy it was, even on a Monday in late September. The shuttle stopped at may locations where one could get off or on to go on side trips. Most of the day we were inside the canyon of Zion national park.
After leaving the park we opted to take the scnic round trip home, following highway 9. This route takes you through a 1 mile tunnel after which the scenery changes to high desert, or more a steppe landscape.The red rocks lie behind us and we again wind up on highway 14 to go back to Cedar City to spend another night there.
On Tuesday we went into the left edge of Zion NP, to go to Kolob reservoir. This time we traversed the ancient lava field. The road was not busy and the scenery was breath-taking. We had to come back the same way. The road continues as a gravel and dirt road back to Kolob canyon, where we visited Saturday, but we thought it would better to take the hard-top back.
We were very glad that we had made an extended stay in Cedar City. It would have been impossible to see and do as much as we did in any less time. One could easily spend more that a week here. On Wednesday we left here to visit Brice Canyon, but that is for another “blog,” – to come.