We had breakfast at our Best Western and then left Cedar City for the Cedar Breaks National Monument. It was another beautiful day but much cooler this morning. Cedar Breaks contains some of the most beautiful scenery that we have seen this trip. The monument is peppered with incredible orange red cliffs and canyons. Photos can’t possibly do it justice.
After driving through the park, we continued on our journey with Bryce Canyon National Park as our next scheduled destination. Leaving Cedar Breaks we passed this mountaintop lake with an amazing amount of boats considering that it is in the middle of nowhere.
These sheep were wandering on the road.
The west is home to a lot of interesting town folk art.
Bryce Canyon is another beautiful park with more red and orange canyons and pinnacles called Hoodoos.
Leaving Bryce, the temperature is now in the low 90’s. After Bryce canyon you pass through Red Canyon with its own beautiful scenery.
We continue our journey to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. I forgot how incredibly beautiful Zion is. Whereas Cedar Breaks and Bryce have canyons that one looks down into, Zion is all about looking up. Beautiful multicolor cliffs and gigantic rock formations are around every bend.
After leaving the park it was almost 2 pm so we decided that we would stop for lunch. This proved to be no easy task because of the huge crowds in town. We finally found a small cafe a way out of town that had no crowd. Babs said that there was no crowd because the food was not good.
The drive to Las Vegas takes you through the Virgin River Canyon as you drop into the desert valley. The high mountains and windy road always are impressive.
It was another two hour drive to Lost Wages and we arrived after 4:30 pm West Coast time. We have a nice room at the Tropicana overlooking the pool.
Dinner was at their Italian restaurant, Bacio which was good. We ordered a bottle of Pinto Grigio that was a 2009 and bad, so we sent it back.
After dinner I lost another $80 making it -$150 for me for the day. I hope tomorrow is better. Tomorrow we were to move from the Tropicana to Sams Town but my lucky wife won a free night here so we are not moving. To add to our luck Sams Town didn’t charge me the cancellation fee, Woo Hoo!
Babs Says: When the seat is hot, a free night we got.