We went into Bryce Canyon today on the 4-hour Rainbow Point bus
tour. This tour requires advance reservations, but is part of
your park admission and a great way to see a lot of the park quickly
without having to deal with your car. Our driver, "Spike", was a
very nice and knowledgeable retired Pepsi truck driver who talked about
the history of the park and his own stories about living nearby.
We had a very nice tour and Spike was really cool and pointed out lots
of neat little tidbits about the park, including pointing out lots of
shapes in the rocks (we saw a poodle, a chicken, a lion, a camel, a
horse, a rabbit, and many other various critters).
We stopped at a bunch of points along Bryce Canyon. Of course,
lots of photos were taken at each point.
Panoramic Shot of Yovimpa
We also saw several real critters. Some prairie dogs, a few pronghorn
antelope, and a couple of muledeer. Apparently black bear, fox,
rabbit, and coyote are also common, and the mountain lion population is
on the rise.
After the tour, we had a basic lunch back at the motor home and went
for a swim. When we got back, Nate and Ray headed out to find a
Geocache and Mathea joined them later. Then it was back to the motor
home for a lovely dinner of spaghetti and meat sauce.
After dinner, we all went back to the pool so Mathea could get another
swim in. Then Mathea worked on her journal, read on her own for a
while, and went to bed.