Weeping Walls and Flying Monkeys

Last post I wrote that when travelling it’s good to let go of your expectations because you never know what’s around the next bend — easier said than done when you’ve been someplace before and have such great memories. In 2001 we visited Zion National Park for the first time and even before we left we looked forward to returning. Maybe this time Ellen would get to the top of Angels Landing.
The narrow Zion National Park follows a canyon carved by the Virgin River. As you travel through the canyon, steep cliffs hug you on all sides, towering over you.

You’re not just looking out at stunning views in Zion — you’re in it. The Weeping Wall gives you a chance to walk along a side of the canyon…

… and pause beneath a mountain ledge …

…where its runoff trickles down like a light rain all around you after its made a 1000-year journey from a rock 100 feet overhead.

We were lucky to have the lookout ledge to ourselves long enough to breathe deeply and think about how a thousand years is just a nanosecond compared to the 225 million years it took for the stones around us to form.

In a place where it’s easy to start to feel insignificant, good pizza is important. For that we found the Flying Monkey in Springdale, and while it hasn’t made our Top Five list of Best Pizza places, it’s hovering in the top 10 (watch for a future post on our Top Food Picks). Ellen discovered the sweet deliciousness of pineapples on pizza here, and has ordered them ever since.

So what’s Bob watching? People-watching is always fun, and here, where even the gas station is in a stunning setting, it’s even better!


About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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1 Response to Weeping Walls and Flying Monkeys

  1. Levonne says:

    Thanks for the reminders of how great Zion is to visit.

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