Salt lake city – Escalante

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, in Western USA. It is a small city that the temperature can be warm or cold. We stayed in a small Tru hotel by Hilton by the airport, so we didn’t see the main part of the city.

Capitol Reef is a national park which is very scenic. We went through Torrey to the Capitol Reef Resort, where we were staying. It was next to a small llama farm, were we fed the llamas small, chunky treats. In the national park, there was a narrow canyon that was very nice because it had lots of unfamiliar plants (to us) and towering cliffs.

Escalante is a small town in the Grand Staircase National Park. Annually, they hold an E day where they paint over the beloved giant E on the hill. The E has been here for centuries, and the kids in the school have a day off school to help out and raise money. Escalante has a range of different restaurants and small cafes. We stayed in a barn that was creeaaaky in the wind. We went to visit the Devils Garden which was a place with brilliant rock formations that make the large sandstone mounds look a little bit like people. We wouuld of gone to the hole-ein-the-rock but that was a big drive away. On the drive to the village, we saw tumbleweeds which are dried out plants that roll down the road spreading seeds and looking for a new place to grow.

Bryce Canyon is a fairly large canyon in the Bryce canyon national park, next to the Escalante/Grand Staircase national park. It has wonderful natural towers of rock and lots of arches. It’s two main viewpoints, Sunrise and Sunset point, are good for early and late times of days.

All the people are very friendly in America and give you a smile when you talk to them.

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