A day to visit and absorb The Wave
Yesterday we left Zion but before leaving we got to talk to some folks about a place called The Wave. We got directions to get there, but later on we found out that we need a special permit to be able to hike the place and so, after lunch, we were pretty much set with the decision to stay in Kanab and try to get the permit which is issued through a lottery. There are only 20 permits issued a day and 10 of them are given online months ahead of time. That means that there are only 10 permits issued when you apply in person. Well, 20 people arrived and we were lucky enough to get our permit!! Tomorrow we are hiking towards The Wave! But on our way to Kanab, we got to stop in several places.
One of those places is The Coral Pink Sand Dunes. We got to goof off in the dunes before it got too late.
Well, we didn’t make it to Zion today as we had planned, but we are pretty close to our destination. Tonight we are spending the night in a cold area called Caliente, but we are pretty cozy. Our meals were much better than last night and now Keith and I are swapping photos. We had a wonderful day. We stopped on the south side of Mono Lake in a place called South Tufa. The place looks like a lunar landscape. Impressive! We drove through the State of Nevada. I love the desert. Everything is big and majestic. Big and intense blue skies, unending landscapes, big, big boulders, thousands of Joshua Tress that goes for miles and miles, the valleys make me feel small and insignificant. Did I say that I love the desert?
Well, I will leave it here for now. It is complicated trying to write a post on the Ipad and seriously, I’m starting to get jealous at Keith’s pictures…
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures of a more exciting place today on our way to Mono Lake where we are spending our first night of a well deserved vacation. Our final destination will be Taos, NM. It’s Thanksgiving night and we have decided to stop in the town of Bridgeport and park for the night after crossing the crest of the Sierra Nevada at over 8,500 feet. Out turkey dinner consists of a can of Planter’s spanish peanuts and a bag of pistachios. Our dessert will be a peanut butter and chocolate cup. Yum! We will be leaving the town tomorrow morning after a much better meal and head east through Nevada into southern Utah in hopes of getting into Zion. My attempt will be to post something every day. But you know how things are when traveling…
And I hope to see you there! I’m so happy and excited to be exhibiting at the Santa Rosa Maker Faire. My friend Mimi Luebberman will be there as well and I hope we can have our booths together. My friend Gina will be join me and we will bring my carder for onsite carding demonstrations. I don’t have my booth number, but make sure you will look for me if you are planning to visit. It seems that we will have great weather for the weekend.
Saturday 19 October 2013 10:00–4:00 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
The Faire will be held at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and the directions are as follow:
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Do you need a map to get there? Click this link: