Hello again! It’s been a while since I last updated this. When we got back from our Las Vegas Run, we were thrust into the holiday season and all that it takes to get ready for that. Then we fell into some of the coldest weather I have ever seen for this part of Texas, so no rides and nothing to write about. I should have finished up our ride report before now, but there’s always something else that needs to be done first. We are expecting our first grandchild in April, so that will cut back on our adventures this spring.
I guess I should round up that last trip, so you can figure out if you want to try it. There are a couple of posts I put out while on the road, but nothing that goes into the ride itself. I took a few minutes to read my posts concerning the trip. When we last spoke, we had just settled into the Canyon Ranch Motel in Springdale, UT. It’s roughly a mile from the south entrance to the park.
We woke up the next morning and I wanted to go to the local Harley shop for a T-Shirt and to see if someone would give Ruby a wash. I was in luck, one of the service guys cleaned her up nicely, we got a couple of cool t-shirts and then headed back to Springfield. On the way out I had noticed a “pick your own” apple orchard so on the way back we stopped and checked it out. I grabbed a sandwich and a bottle of water and Phyllis got some apples. We sat outside and visted with some folks from Las Vegas for a bit and then headed to the park.
We rode from the South Entrance to the North and back and took some video of the experience. We parked in the South Parking lot and grabbed a bus to see some sites. I was wearing my riding boots, which are terrible for walking (more on that later)so we would walk to the vista point and then sit down on a bench and take it all in. We did this for a few hours until time for dinner, then we grabbed one of the busses and went to the Red Rock Grill in Zion Lodge for steaks and wine. I’ve got to say the service was excellent, the wine was good, but the steaks were just ok. Still in the restaurant with floor to ceiling windows and million dollar views, the dining experience was excellent! When it was time to go, the sun had set and darkness prevailed. I don’t know if dark is the word for it. Without a flashlight, you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face. Beautiful starry night and the critters had come out. The bus ride back to the parking lot was filled with stops for the animals to get off the road. Great time! We rode the mile back to the hotel and had a bit more wine before calling it a night. The next day would take us down IH-15 through the badlands of Utah, Arizona, and Nevada and into Las Vegas.