Our original itinerary had us leaving Zion NP after a week and heading for Bryce Canyon National Park, where we were hoping to do a night or two of tent camping below the rim. However, the overnight lows were predicted to be around nineteen or something horrid like that. Recall I am a Florida girl. My blood congeals right around thirty-five degrees F.
BUT Bryce did get a generous helping of snow and we had been hoping and praying that at some point in this year we might get to see red rocks with a light dusting of fresh powder so we left the cozy Bob T in Zion and drove to Bryce for a couple of days.
A light dusting would have been nice, but what they got was actually seven good inches of snow. And I learned that snow on red rock is far harder to shoot than I had thought. Also, it’s a beat down to hike in. You know, it’s fun for about fifteen yards then you’ve had it. So we settled for viewing the canyon from the rim, knowing we will be back in a couple of months. Then we found a lovely open field with undisturbed powder and we totally trashed all that natural beauty with a raucous snowball fight.
We also made a snow turkey. You might wonder what inspired such a thing. I wish I could say we are just randomly humorous like that but the truth is, we tried to make a snowman and failed. I was rolling a snowball around, rejoicing in the perfect stickiness of the snow and at how large my snowball was getting when I realized we would never be able to lift this puppy onto the snowman’s bottom piece (Floridiot). The remains of a snow fort wall were close by and it made a lovely tail piece so we just crafted a neck and a waddle and BAM! Snow turkey! We later learned March is National Frozen Food Month and there is a whole day devoted to poultry so this photo came in handy. For what, I can’t really say. Facebook?
People keep asking us if we have any favorite locations from our trip so far and we are never able to answer. HOW does one pick??? I have noticed that it is much easier to narrow down our favorite days and this one was certainly in the top two or three.