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? 🙂
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 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!
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