Friday, September 9, 2016

We Explore this Beautiful Area

On Thursday Bob and I did what we often do in a new area on the first full day. We checked out the area. Driving north on the route our GPS had told us to go the day before, we saw for ourselves how impossible it would have been to try and come in that way. A detour takes you on a bike path with a 7 foot wide maximum limit. By car it was no problem, however, and we rode for the 45 minutes it took to get into a real town (with a grocery store and everything!) enjoying the drop-dead-gorgeous scenery.

Just starting to see a little fall color.

Our first task was to find a visitors center and pick up some ideas of places to see. This center had lots of cool stuff to tempt the traveller, with clothing, locally made pottery, and these bear slippers.
It might be a little hard walking in those! I loved this plate but since we have no place for it, I satisfied myself with taking a photo instead of buying it.
We did get 1/2 gallon of some local maple syrup that will be enjoyed for many breakfasts to come.

The very helpful woman at the visitors center told us we were only about 5 miles from the Leonard Harrison State Park and a very nice lookout, so we headed over there. What beautiful vistas of the Grand Canyon!

It started raining last night and forecasts are calling for rain through much of Saturday but we are ok with that. I have my weaving project which has been neglected, and we both have lots of books on our Kindles to read. It's kind of nice to have a quiet day to rest.

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