It’s a funny thing about coming home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You’ll realize whats changed is you. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
All good things must come to an end……or so they say. For our last hurrah, we wanted to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument, a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, but the Brian’s Head fire foiled our plans.
It’s said that the fire was started by a resident burning weeds around his cabin. I was considering purchasing a weed burner for my yard, but, after what happened to this gentleman, I think I’ll pass. Weeds, winds, hot temps and fire just don’t mix.
With our original plans hindered, we decided to visit Kolob Canyon instead. The canyon is located at the tip of Zion National Park and accessed via exit 40 on the I-15. There is a lovely scenic drive and multi-level trails for day hiking.
We chose the easier Timber Creek Trail to the Finger Canyon’s Overlook considering the poor air quality in the area. Like most canyons its uphill, but the view is beautiful.
We ran into some pesky biting insects throughout the trail. My grandson managed a smile before making a break for a bug-free zone. Where is that bottle of “Off” when you need it!
Well, we are home now but I’m already packing for my next trip. In nine days we’ll be hitting the road to Oregon to see my youngest daughter and grand-kids. As Mr. Fitzgerald said, coming home may look, smell, and feel the same…..but in exploring our beautiful world, I realized I’ve changed.