Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Travel Signs

Signs are amazing things. Some signs are natural, others are man made. By watching the signs you can tell whether the trip will be good, or not so good. Here are a few signs of our recent trip.

Below is the first sign.

I really wasn’t looking forward to going. Things like, “I’ve got a lot to do”, “It’s a bad time of year”, and “What the #$%%^ is in Utah? I was there once, I didn’t leave anything”, were going through my head. But, Char kept insisting we take a trip. Char is standing next to a small tree. Notice the leaves. They are heart shaped. Heart shaped leaves and Char – need I say more.

You might be wondering if Utah is hot this time of year. The answer is YES! The second and third signs down are funny only because it was over a hundred degrees.

Sure glad we didn’t slip and fall. Otherwise, we might have needed one of these. . .

. . . a handmade casket. Now that’s something you don’t see in every tourist town across the country. While I was looking for the perfect souvenir, this wasn’t it.

But, as hot as it was you could have died if you did not eat and, more importantly, drink enough water.

Here is a picture of Char having a little picnic lunch. Evidently, she didn’t see the sign. (Okay, I made her sit there so I could take the picture.) This picture was taken in Zion National Park. One of our many wonderful National Parks.

Most of National Parks now have free shuttles to transport visitors, ease the traffic, and preserve our national treasures. By taking the shuttles you can get a great overview of the park, get off where you want, and not have to deal with traffic. The shuttle drivers also can answer many of your questions and make some great recommendations. The shuttles run every six to fifteen minutes, which explains why they were not crowded. Here is Char on one of the shuttles. . .
. . . by clicking on the photo, you can read the blue sign next to her. I’m pretty sure she would have moved.

So, as the signs indicate – it was good trip.


Blogger Rachel said...

It does sound like you had a nice trip in spite of the heat. I'm so glad you didn't need to use the casket maker. Nope, you don't see many folks making those anymore.

All pictures of Char and none of you. I'll bet Cliff will be glad about that!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Ralph, those are good pictures. Char is a good sport, Mrs. Jim rebels after a while.
We were figuring it would be hot there, but the Denver area is hot too so you were somewhat ready for the heat.
I like your sign theme, what will be next?

10:38 PM  
Blogger 1 plus twins said...

what great signs. i just love the heart shapped leaves. where are the pictures of you.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Welcome home!
The trip sounded wonderful...
Char is beautiful...
The pictures of the signs were funny!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) huge huggles
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

6:09 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

Yes, making the theme about signs and Char was a good idea. Glad a good time was had by all.
All of these folks think you're such a nice guy Ralph,,,why don't you tell them of your retirement plans and the motor home and the rest home???

9:00 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Very funny Ralph! I especially liked the fact that the same person who makes hand-made caskets also makes gun cabinets, and I couldn't help but wonder if there was some correlation there... *G*

And Char looks wonderful. :0)

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Char gets a trip to Utah. In exchange, she must humor Ralph and his new digital camera. Sounds like a good deal to me. She's a good sport.

7:39 AM  

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