Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Back from St. George

We made it back from St. George Sunday evening early. We saw fires all the way from St. George to Burley, ID. where we spent Saturday night. Apparently there are fires all over the west, we got a heads up that they might have to evacuate Burns, OR. Burns and Hines have a population of over 4,000, so that would be quite an evacuation. The reunion was great, we met relatives of Jean's that she had never met as well as an aunt and cousins that she had not seen in 60 years. They were all great people. Jean's aunt from Prineville had a slight stroke and spent the week in the hospital. She improved greatly and was able to go home on Friday.

We went to Zion National Park on Friday and had a great time even though the temperature was 113 degrees. That was down from the 119 on Wednesday and Thursday. We did walk up one trail for a 1.5 mile round trip. The park is a fantastic place and I would recommend it to everyone. The use of shuttles to ferry folks around the park is a great idea. The roads are not clogged and the air is not fouled by all the exhaust fumes.

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