Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Day 21: Zion, UT
YEAH FOR REST DAYS!!!! :) Sorry, I had to get that one out of my system... it's our first rest day in a week and a half! Today, it was great to wake up without an alarm. The funny thing is, I still woke up at 8:15... I'm so used to getting up early now.
The 5 of us headed back over to the Zion Mountain Resort, which had the Buffalo Grill. James, the waiter there, paid for our breakfast and sat around chit-chatting with us. Great guy. We sat and enjoyed each other's company, looking out the window at the gorgeous view and buffalo grazing the open land.
After that, we went back to camp through the long, winding switchbacks. I was kind of scared we'd fall off the sides, the roads are so narrow and curvy!
Here I sit now in Springdale, at the Pioneer Lodge Coffee Shop, blogging and waiting for our laundry to get done. Nate is talking with his mom about t-shirt orders and money stuff, Kyle is checking his email, and Andi and Justin are hiking through parts of Zion. I'm sure they'll have amazing pictures to share on tomorrow's post.
Kyle probably wants me to mention that he wooped my butt at chess... I shouldn't have moved that bishop. :(
We're enjoying our down time with a slightly cloudy day in Zion. The cool breeze and calm atmosphere is definitely something I could get used to. Along with the bikers and tourists... it's fun to talk to people from all over. I said Bonjour, Gutentag, and Hi to several neighbors in our campsite. :)
And how are WE doing, you might wonder? (for all our Mom's out there, Lol)
Personally, we've worked out some of the kinks we had at the beginning. A few mornings ago I chatted with the team about our communication skills, and since then have faced fewer conflicts. I think we're more concerned about where we're going to shower and sleep each night more than anything. Most of us have slimmed down some and tanned out... we're a biking team now. :)
Kyle (look above) was a little of a daredevil yesterday, and since then, his pulled muscle has gotten worse. Look's like he'll be driving us around a little longer. Justin, Andi, and I are in good health though, and Nate's got some allergies here and there.
Zion is the perfect place to rest and I'm so proud of our team for surpassing the 1000 mile mark!!!!!! YEAH TEAM!!!
Well, I think the laundry's done. Can't wait to post again.