Monday, May 7, 2018
We left Grand Junction at 9:20 AM after getting breakfast and filling up the truck. We were heading to Capitol Reef National Park to meet up with the kids who were driving down from Salt Lake City. Some of the sights from Grand Junction to Capitol Reef:
We got to the Visitors’ Center first and sat outside and waited for them. It was a delightful day, although a little warm. While waiting for them, I took a few pictures.
When the kids arrived, we went to the campground and found a picnic table and ate lunch.
We then went to the Gifford Homestead to get some pies. We bought cherry, apple, peach and mixed berry pies and a loaf of sourdough bread. Best cherry pie ever!
Evan and Miss B filled up with water while we were at the homestead and we checked out the horses.
We then drove the Capitol Reef Gorge trail. Everyone but me hiked the trail in to see the petroglyphs, pioneer register and tanks.
It was a long, fun day with beautiful sights. We then drove about an hour to Escalante to check into the house that we rented for the week. We ate dinner at home as we were all tired.