Saturday, 10 May 2008

April 19th 2008, mom and I went traveling again, we were surprised as we went through Washington state to have it snowing. This is the Snoqualmie Pass along I-90, I like the picture mom took that caught the view in the right mirror.
We stopped in several towns along the way and checked out a number of quilt shops. In Baker City Oregon we stumbled onto a Treasure Hop and went to 8 quilt shops that day. These included La Donna's Fiber Arts and Traditions Quilt shops in Baker City. Then onto the Charm Shack Quilt Shop in Ontario, and Marilyn's Pickets and Patchwork in Nyssa. Then into Idaho and we checked out Cindy's Quilt Shop in Caldwell before bypassing two shops in Kuna and Meridian. We stopped in Boise at Quilt Crossing, Country Lady Quilt shop and Idaho Sewing and Vacuum.

We spent the night in Twin Falls before heading down to Utah.

In Brigham City we went to Village Dry Goods after having a nice tomato based Chicken Tortilla Soup at Idle Isle. Then south to Salt Lake City where in Sandy we went to Quilts Etc. and their annex shops of Quilts Etc. Etc. and the Handmaiden. We looped back up to check out Piper Quilts in SLC and having great green pea soup at the Soup Kitchen.

Our next adventure was stopping in Red Canyon on the way to Bryce Canyon. This canyon is free of charge as it is on the main highway. There is a Ranger Centre, but it was closed for the day when we went by.

The rock formations in this area are magical. There are a couple of arches you can drive through along the highway.

This is my favourite of the National Parks, Bryce Canyon, as you can see they still had a lot of snow in the park. It was very windy and chilly at times but the skies were a wonderful blue colour.

By some of the viewpoints the elevation was so high that the snow was very close by!

The vistas in this park are just so amazing, at times the elevation was over 9,000 feet! The colours in this park are so warm despite the temperature being so cold!

I used my telephoto lens for this shot, imagine how high those pinnacles are in relation to the trees.

Several times we came across some deer grazing, we also saw some wild turkeys running in the bush.

The final morning we went back to Bryce Canyon and went to the Fairyland vista for one last look. It has to last until the next time we come for a visit.

1 comment:

Karen in Tucson said...

Hi Sandi,

Welcome home from your travels. I am so sorry we missed each other.

Love all the photos and your travelog. You tell a wonderful story.

Thank you for sharing.

Karen in Tucson