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Yard fencing decorated to celebrate July and summer. Notice the flags in the window and a small reflection in that window?
East end of Zion's National Park
When you see a red hot road, you are in Zion National Park in southern Utah.
I tried for years to get pictures of this area of Utah but my camera never captures the brilliant colors. My digital camera comes close.
I did not go into what they call "the narrows" but I have been there in the past. A small stream of water in what we westerners would call "a creek" runs through the narrows. Normally, it is safe but during thunderstorms, the area is off limits because of flash floods. There is no place to get away from the water as the rock walls go straight up on both sides about the length of a football field. The narrows heads north and you can walk through it which takes hours.
1. My neighbor is a "dyed in the wool" fisherman. He brought me a foot long rainbow trout two days ago. I absolutely love fresh trout which always makes me think about my grandpa who fished all day for his vacation and brought home a bag of trout from Cassia Creek in Idaho. Grandma always fixed us trout for breakfast - yum!
2. It has been a bit lonely this week because the pools are closed. The outdoor pool closed for the summer even though it is still 94 to 95 degrees F here. The pool always closes at the start of school because the caretakers who run the pool are school teachers. The indoor pool closes for one week each year in August. It would have been the perfect time for a trip to Poland.
3. I enjoyed water aerobics four days a week this summer and the camaraderie of my pool friends so I miss that this week.
4. I am going to lunch today with my double cousin (surnames of Allen and Nicholas). We've been emailing for a month now and exchanging information which I hunted down years ago. It has drawn me right back into genealogy searching.
5. I made my first Quiche and it was not bad. Not as good as the one I had in Monterey, CA from the exquisite French Bakery but next time I think I will use creme for a richer taste. Anyone make quiche?