Wednesday morning was the chilliest of the trip. We were up in time to see the sun rise from the aptly named Inspiration Point. Bryce Canyon might have been the most stunning location of the trip (but please don’t repeat that too loudly, because I’m sure someone else will disagree) and watching the sun creep over the rocks was a highlight of my trip.
We got up before dawn on Tuesday and headed out to watch the sun sweep over the mountainsides. The ground was chilly, but the air was mild in comparison, so it wasn’t long before I had removed my puffy jacket and was using it as a cushion. Despite a fair bit of care in where I stepped and where I sat I still ended up removing several cactus spines from my skin, including one that somehow ended up high on the inside of my upper arm. Not quite sure how that happened…
I’m taking a slight detour here from my series on the Totally Absolutely Amazing Roadtrip through parts of Arizona and Utah. Detour, because there is no scenery in these photos, but only slight because they were all taken in Bryce Canyon, Utah. The ravens at Bryce Canyon were huge. H.U.G.E. And they clearly get handouts from tourists because they were quite willing to hang around and get gawked at.
On Monday morning we swung by Starbucks on our way out of Flagstaff (notice the recurring theme of Good Coffee) and then headed north. This was the longest day of driving and we stopped numerous times along the way. Several of the stops occurred when someone noticed something interesting on the side of the road. These lambs caught my eye amongst other graffiti when I realized that they had not been painted but rather were picked out of existing paint layers.