Special Attention From A Stranger, And… Utah! (Part 2 of 2)

20 06 2011

This post is a continuation of Special Attention From A Stranger, And… Utah (Part 1 of 2).

The 7 pm ranger program at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim was hilarious.  Titled “History of the Earth: An Interactive Play”, the program featured a new seasonal ranger ‘narrating’ (reading in monotone from his script ) the geological history of the Grand Canyon.  Eight children eagerly volunteered to take on roles in the play.  The theatrical roles included “Sedimentary Rock”, “Erosion” and “Metamorphic Rock” and all had precisely zero lines.  Each character had to attempt to act out geologic processes as the narrator read and the play went on.  It was a riot.

As an aside, grocery stores in and around the national parks are very expensive. Toward the end of our Grand Canyon trip, we were running low on groceries and had to get creative by exploring our pantry reserves.  After leaving the park, Yair and I took the opportunity to stock up on food for the next 2-3 weeks of southern Utah parks. Though our grocery list was carefully planned and fairly carefully adhered to, it was a record spree at $200+.  Though it’s been six years, I still haven’t wrapped my head around the reality of feeding my Gerson of a husband.  Sometimes I wonder what will happen if our future children inherit Yair’s appetite.  Do they make RVs with three fridges?  🙂

The Mega Purchase - I Developed Some New Bicep Strength on This Shopping Run

The Mega Purchase - I Developed Some New Bicep Strength on This Shopping Run

$222.84? Ack!

$222.84? Ack!

My Miss America Sash: The Super Long Grocery Receipt

My Miss America Sash: The Super Long Grocery Receipt

Finally, we entered the state of Utah on Friday!  I don’t know why, but I’ve always wanted to visit Utah.  Yair and I have only explored the tiny town of Kanab, but I already love the people and the beauty here.  And we’re on Mountain time for the first time ever – how cool!

We Scored a Sweet Parking Spot in Kanab - On a Quiet Road In Front of a Logger Truck

We Scored a Sweet Parking Spot in Kanab - On a Quiet Road In Front of a Logger Truck

Loggers Must Have a Permit for Each Tree Removed From the Forest

Loggers Must Have a Permit for Each Tree Removed From the Forest

We are just finishing up a wonderful weekend of volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society, and head off to Zion National Park tomorrow.  Post to come!

Yair Making Beef Jerky - We Tried, We Failed (Our Oven Temp Won't Stay Low Enough) But The End Product Was Delicious Anyway!

Yair Making Beef Jerky - We Tried, We Failed (Our Oven Temp Won't Stay Low Enough) But The End Product Was Delicious Anyway!

Awesome Vintage Car in Front of the Supermarket

Awesome Vintage Car in Front of the Supermarket

Crazy Crates Behind the Grocery Store - But It's Great to Be Back in the Land of Paper Recycling!

Crazy Crates Behind the Grocery Store - But It's Great to Be Back in the Land of Paper Recycling!

A Baby Changing Station Was Turned Into... Well, You See. I Would Bet This Was Done By a Teenage Boy

A Baby Changing Station Was Turned Into... Well, You See. I Bet This Was Done By a Teenage Boy

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20 06 2011
Bernie

Lovely …. But what happened to Yair’s hair??

20 06 2011
ayo

Your multi-talented son decided to give himself a haircut. 🙂

But really, it looks good! I’ll see if he can post a photo from the front.

21 06 2011
libertatemamo

Sooo happy you guys volunteered at Kanab…isn’t it the greatest!
And as a woman I totally understand how nice it is to get some attention…not that I’m looking or anything, but it’s always a cool little “I still got it” kinda thing 🙂
Nina

22 06 2011
ayo

Yes, volunteering was awesome generally but especially our day with the pigs and horses was fantastic. Hey, we still got it! 🙂

24 06 2011
tiffany

fun post.. i wouldn’t mind the shopping for that many items, but don’t like the putting away of that much (;

25 06 2011
ayo

I hear you. Yair physically vacated the RV for 20 minutes while I found room for it all. We’re one week into the groceries and – with the exception of milk and junk food – the goods should last us for at least another week. 🙂

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