Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Utah's Awesome Beauty
The drive from Las Vegas to the majesty of Utah's Zion and Bryce National Parks dropped our temperature by 40 degrees. Just the day before we were incredulous about how Las Vegas emerged from the Nevada desert decades ago, but we were even more amazed by the natural rock formations in Utah's national parks. We slept, hiked and ate among the buffalo, deer, antelope, hawks and rock formations, which have stood as sentries....for many centuries.
A visit further north in Utah to Park City with GE's Tom Cooper and his lovely wife Helen included a hike around Mirror Lake, an out of this world hamburger and shake at Dick's in Camus, and a visit to the trout filled streams below the dam. Then a brief hello to early on ThanksUSA supporter, Sen Orrin Hatch, the senior Senator from Utah. The Coopers prepared a lovely dinner with friends and neighbors and we had a chance to spread the ThanksUSA mission to others who want to help thank the troops.
Next stop, a taste of the wild west in Jackson Hole, Wyoming....