Monday, September 7, 2009

Weekend Getaway

One of the things I love about living in Utah is that we have the most National Parks of any state. My favorite park in Utah would have to be Capitol Reef. Since it was the last weekend of summer, Poopsie and I decided it was the perfect destination for a quick getaway. A 4 hour drive from Salt Lake City, it's off the beaten path and therefore never crowded. Capitol Reef has everything you'd want in a National Park: breathtaking views of majestic rock formations, waterfalls, streams, great hiking, petroglyphs, fruit orchards, ancient relics and oh yeah, pies.

The Mormon pioneers settled here in the late nineteenth century. Relics of pioneer life remain behind like this old plow.

Before the Mormons, there was the Fremont Indian tribe. These petroglyphs are said to be 1,000 years old.

The Fremont river as it winds its way through the fruit orchards cultivated by the early Mormon settlers.

A one room school house for pioneer children. The teacher there was paid a whopping salary 0f $56 a month.

What a fun weekend. The weather was perfect and the scenery outstanding. Just the break Poopsie and I were looking for.

Stay tuned for more adventures in Capitol Reef and the part about the pie.

Love, Kelly

1 comment:

  1. Love seeing Bambi and all the rustic surroundings! Thanks!