The Bodie pulpit, quotin' from a Psalm**, "Praise waiteth for thee O God in Zion," Hath me in mind of once hiking along Taylor Creek Trail — nature glorifyin'! ~ Camp Host Chad (**Psalm 65:1a, King James Version) More Zion: The Most Polite Park Zion Vacation Homestead
With so many loose photos scattered around this site, and prompted by our discussions of windows, I decided to get organized with some frames. But now I have too many frames! Wanna buy one (or 9)? These three are the most traditional, and fit large photos: On the smaller side, more frame than photos, are … Continue reading Wanna Buy a Frame?
Truman Burbank: Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. ~ Andrew Niccol, The Truman Show Greetings, courtesy of Truman Burbank, from the canyons of Zion National Park and Campfire Tales to you! Other Zion posts you might like: The ZBGC Triangle Zion Vacation Homestead
For my Flag Day post last year, I struggled to find a decent flag picture (o which I owned the rights), and finally, regretfully settled for a mediocre photo, then decided on two actions to ease that pain: I vowed to replace that photo ASAP -- Hasn't happened yet. If you're eager to glimpse a … Continue reading Independence Day (2018): Blowing in the Wind
The internet is populated by brilliant wildlife photographers. To reinforce this point, I googled "wildlife photography." Big mistake. I easily get lost for hours browsing stunning pictures of exotic places, incredible views, candid moments and gorgeous scenery, all captured in crisp and vibrant detail by dedicated amateurs and true professionals. And then there's me. My photography is comparable to the … Continue reading Peekaboo!
Oceans freak me out. They are so massive; they go from here to there. (Points towards horizon.) When you get into them, they flip you over, then try to drown you. #sandfacial They are full of deadly beasts (not as scary as the sharks in swimming pools swum in alone, but I digress... some of you … Continue reading I Wish I Had a River
Want a place to take the family over the holidays? Planning a reunion with your college friends? Need a quick weekend getaway for a little rest and relaxation? How about this cozy little shack*? Nestled deep in the heart of Zion National Park, the Gus Larson cabin is the perfect solution to all your vacation needs. Only a … Continue reading Zion Vacation Homestead
The original plan for traveling to Utah included a trip to see all five National Parks in the state. That plan required revision upon discovering that visiting all five meant spending more time in the car than in the parks. The new plan became: camp at Zion for a week, taking separate day trips to Bryce and the north rim … Continue reading The ZBGC Triangle
Every night last week, the wind sighing from out of Zion N.P. canyons rustled through the ginkgo biloba tree beside my tent in Watchman Campground. The soothing sound of fluttering leaves reminded me of water gently washing over river rocks and sand in a gold pan. Oh, the delightful natural music of Fall! Then on the last day of my trip, … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part III