On Tuesday we went to Zion and spent the day. We did a couple of short hikes and again the weather was very warm. There were lots of tourists in Zion, especially from other countries. We enjoyed riding the shuttle bus and not having to drive in the park.
On Wednesday the guys stayed at the rigs and Bernita and I went to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary between Mt. Carmel Junction and Kanab. We took the free two hour tour. This is the largest no kill animal shelter in the country with around 1600 animals and a staff of 500 paid employees and lots of volunteers. It was very interesting. The cemetery which has over 5000 graves was very impressive.
Thursday we drove a short distance to Red Canyon NF Campground, paid $7.50 for a site, and went to Bryce Canyon for the day. It was much cooler than at Zion and we took a ton of pictures. When we got back at the rigs I convinced everyone to stay another day so I could do the bike trail running 8 miles from our Campground. Dean and I did this trail on Friday - 47 minutes up and 23 minutes back - what a ride! Since we did not have internet or phone at this campground we left in the afternoon and drove to Richfield, Utah to the Walmart. This was a mistake. We got supplies then during the evening truckers started coming in. We moved after a refrigeration truck came in and parked next to us. Then a trucker pulled in by us and ran his talk radio all night long. We all decided that parking at Walmart will be our last resort.
Yesterday we drove to Cabela's South of Salt Lake. Great parking lot with dump and water. And the shopping !!!! We shopped at Cabela's and at the Columbia Sporting Goods store in the outlet malls. We spent a lot of money. It would have been cheaper to stay at a RV resort but not as much fun!