Oscar’s seemed crowded but we found a parking spot and were seated right away on the patio. It was bustling and that’s good to see. We ordered some Hop Valley IPAs and guacamole with chips. There was a couple seated next to us with a baby who was very well behaved and, anytime a fuss seemed to be looming, one of the parents would leave with the child until he calmed down. It took awhile for them to eat this way but we appreciated it.
Sharon ordered a mahi taco and I a shredded pork burrito. Everything was great and we headed back to the cabin around 9ish. We sat for awhile on the porch of our cabin and watched a little bat swoop in and out of one of the parking lot lights. It was a beautiful evening. We read in bed for awhile to reacquaint ourselves with the plots we’d gotten involved with on the flight in. Finally we dropped off to sleep on our last night in Utah.
Sat. Sept. 8th
Started the day with more coffee from the coffee window at the lodge which we enjoyed on a bench in front of the place. Then back to the room for the final clean up. Loaded the car at a leisurely pace and went into Springdale. We returned to the Gallery/Café and enjoyed another of their breakfast burritos and their blueberry tea smoothie…really yummy. After that we drove down to see the Michael Fitaldi gallery near the theater and Sol Market. I recommend the Fitaldi Gallery for photography. Wonderful large format film images beautifully displayed. Michael was minding the gallery and it was nice meeting him.
After that we parked downtown and Sharon finally got her chance to visit a rock shop. We try to limit ourselves to “local” rocks. We found some bargains on rough split geodes and a few other interesting specimens.
We headed out of town down the road to Rockville and drove out toward Grafton for a few last moments in the quiet landscape of southern Utah.
Reluctantly, we pointed the car south toward Las Vegas stopping just once in Hurricane at a car wash to wash the mud off the rim to smooth out our long drive. Ten hours later we arrived home to our joyous dog and thoroughly miffed pair of cats. Our adventure was over.