Our rig parked at Wahweap Campground
Glen Canyon is a beautiful place and the campsites are great!
This morning we awoke to sunny skies and warmer weather than the last few days. I got the coffee on while David took Red out to the prairie to try to get him to do his business. Dottie on the other hand is very automatic, so I just stepped out of the trailer and said hurry up, she takes care of business in about 4 minutes and shivering we both go back inside. Red and David however take a good 20 minutes to get things done, unfortunately for David.
By around 10 am we are ready to leave, trailer packed up, things put away, slides in etc. David had us unhooked and ready to go with the last check being to ensure the satellite dish is down. All systems are a go and we are off 155 miles to Cannonville Utah. It was a lovely drive the first 50 miles or so but then we began to see remnants of recent snow fall. As we were climbing to higher altitudes at one point we had snow coming down. We both were concerned but at this point we assumed it was from the recent storm and it
View just beyond Wahweap
We were marveled at how every mile seemed to have another breathtaking view!
would be warming up. The rest of the way to Cannonville, passing by the entrance of Bryce Canyon on was uneventful. Our gas mileage certainly suffered with sharp curves and dramatic climbs up and over lots of hills getting us well over 7000 ft in elevation. As we came down a steep descent into our destination the terrain around us was breathtaking with sandstone formations of gray, green red and pink. All the cliff edges were highlighted in fresh snow and the grey skies and beautiful colors were picture perfect!
We pulled into our KOA campground and quickly got into our spot. As we were getting settled in David asked me how long we were staying here and when we’d be moving. That’s when I noticed that my itinerary said we’d be staying 4 nights but our reservation paperwork said only 3 night, OMG! So I quickly looked at my reservation confirmation and sure enough I’d done it again as the reservation was for only 3 nights. Now what this meant was the Friday before Memorial Day weekend we did not have a reservation! I called the office and explained and was immediately told sorry no room
Can you believe it is snowing in May?
We could only hope that is melts as fast as it was coming down. This was around 7000 ft elevation
in the place for Friday. So I called our next place where we did have reservations for Saturday and Sunday just up the road 33 miles in Escalante. The nice lady there said they did not have any spots but we could park in their overflow parking lot but no hookups for the one night. I quickly agreed as she said we’d need to get in early to ensure room. I told her we’d be there by noon on Friday. I was so distressed by this that I sat right down and went through the whole summers itinerary and all the confirmation emails to make sure everything matched from here on. So now you know the rest of the story about why never say never when I told David we’d always have electricity at every campground. It was less than a week and we’ll have two night with no electric. Not a big deal really but I’d made such a point of telling him not to be concerned at all! Well just goes to show Shit happens!! Just go with the flow and laugh!
We settled in and rested the remainder of the day. I certainly needed
Beautiful springtime in Utah
This valley was just the most beautiful scene that we saw the whole day!
it as I was traumatized from the snafu's in our scheduling! Tomorrow Kodachrome Basin and sightseeing!
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