Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bryce Canyon - January 2010

Todd and I journeyed to Bryce Canyon this weekend. It was a great way to start out the New Year. It was chilly, but sunny and beautiful, and of course we found an adventure or two. This is the entrance to Ruby's Inn. I love how they decorated for Christmas!

We stayed at this motel - the Grand Staircase Inn, in Cannonville. The rooms are clean and very affordable ($39 per night is not too shabby!) and is on the very spot that my grandmother was raised in the early 1900's. It turned out that we were the only guests that evening. The office closed at 7:00 and afterward there was not another living soul on site. It was eerie to say the least!

This morning we explored the area a bit before we started our trek home. Todd just happened to notice something as we drove down a little dirt road. I don't know how he saw it! Look closely...

It was only by extraordinary luck (and Todd's excellent vision) that we saw this Bald Eagle!
A beautiful, regal creature...
We saw this abandoned cabin near the Georgetown Cemetery.
We eventually made it to the rim. Regrettably, I can only recall being in Bryce Canyon in January once before.
It was a quick trip - but it was fun, and Todd and I were able to plan for the upcoming year. Happy 2010!


Tammy said...

What a beautiful trip!!! I miss my traveling, but it is fun to get a glimpse of yours!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Brian said...

Yeah, you're blogging again. Very cool picture of the bald eagle.

Megan Rees said...

YES!!! A post from Jodster! I've missed you! Trevor and I really ought to take a trip to Bryce Canyon--can you believe I've never been there? Gorgeous!

Cabin Fever said...

The picture of the Bald eagle
is incredible !! I love that you are blogging again, I will try
to get to the library more now
that the holidays are over.

Shari Nelson said...

Hey Aunt Jodi! What a fun trip! I am glad to see a post! Happy New Year to you too! Love ya!

Cynthia said...

You're back! I am doing a little happy dance! WooT Woo~! Blogging is more fun than Facebook, please don't ditch US for THEM again! LOL!

Sounds like a fun trip. We love to stay at little hole-in-the-wall places (so long as they are clean). The Bald Eagle is really cool too.

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos of Bryce. I really want to go there this year with our trailer. I'm thinking an early summer trip is in order. Hell, didn't you tell me that there was a 5k or something down there? I'm totally in for that one! We should do it. Will discuss more Tuesday. Be there or be lame. Or square. Whatever.

DesertHen said...

Happy New Year to you too! =)

Great to see a post from you...=D

The photos of the eagle are stunning! Someone has very good eyesight. I never would have noticed the bird from such a distance.

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