My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day and Adventure Day 35 (Utah)

Blog prompt: Today is Earth Day. Do you do anything to help conserve energy? Share some tips that you do.

1. We use those CFL bulbs in our lights.
2. We turn up the air conditioning in the summer and turn down the heat in the winter.
3. I compost my food scraps in my worm bins so I can use the natural fertilizer in my flower beds.
4. We turn off the hot water heater when we travel.
5. I drive a Toyota Prius which is a hybrid car.

Travel Notes:

We got up early and hiked the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Trails in Bryce Canyon National Park. We thought about adding the Peek a Boo Trail but decided we would just do the 2 trails instead. It was a wonderful hike and we met lots of neat people. Some of them were from Nevada, Hawaii, Holland, and California. It made the hike better because we stopped often to talk with different people. The trail down to the Queen’s Garden was steep and narrow but the views were fantastic. Coming up the Navajo Trail (Wall Street side) was really muddy and slippery. It also was very steep with lots of switch backs. I really enjoyed the hike today! Since we finished early, we cancelled our room at Ruby’s Inn and decided to drive to Capitol Reef National Park. We drove through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the views were awesome along the drive, especially when we hit parts that were still covered in snow. Finally we arrived in Torrey, UT which is right outside Capitol Reef National Park and will spend the night here.

To see more pictures on Flickr - Click HERE.

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