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Utah National Parks

Zion to Salt Lake City

sunny 60 °F

Today we drove the 280 some miles from Zion to the Salt Lake City airport, from which we will fly out in the morning. Still hungry for some visual stimulation from Nature's bounty, we stopped at a small part of Zion National Park called Kolob Canyons. The part of the park has some great scenery, is easily accessible from Exit 40 on I-15 and is far from the madding crowd. The Kolob Canyons, tucked into the northwest corner of Zion National Park, is the park’s best-kept secret. A half-dozen finger canyons drain west from a high plateau, offering Zion Canyon’s spectacular red-rock scenery, breathtaking views, and rainbow-tinted cliffs but no crowds. Instead, the Kolob Canyons area is a place of solitude, wilderness, and empty trails. For some peace and quiet and great hikes, this is the place to go!

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Up next----the Christmas markets of Austria and German along the Danube aboard AMAMagna in December.

Posted by rpickett 16:28 Archived in USA Tagged lake city to salt zion Comments (0)

Norwegian Breakaway

New York

overcast 53 °F

We started this adventure in New York, where the Norwegian Breakaway was moored next to the Intrepid museum. We are doing a trans-atlantic journey to Southampton England with stops in the Azores, Ireland, England and France. Our next five days are at sea. We arrived in New York to a beautiful 75 degree day, and woke up the next morning with clouds and temperatures in the high 40's - certainly a transition.
We arrived at the pier about 1130, and the ship had not finished debarking yet. Apparently Customs and Border Patrol was severely limiting the number of folks who could debark at one time. As a result the ship was not cleared until almost 1pm. Slow and tedious with a packed cruise terminal of passengers, most of whom had arrived much before the scheduled boarding time of Noon.

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Directly across the river from where we were tied up was Hamilton Park in New Jersey, where Alexander Hamilton died in a duel.

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We got underway late due to needing to complete a large on -load of groceries for the next 12 days. The ship normally provisions for 7 days.

A good dinner and off to bed!

Posted by rpickett 11:46 Archived in USA Tagged city new york Comments (0)

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