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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Kolob Canyon and Kanarraville

Aloha Everyone,

It's always a great pleasure to meet fellow visitors.

We met George and Peggy at the highest point of the parking lot. J.J. noticed that they seemed to be having difficulties with their mobile phone and offered his assistance. It turned out that they were trying to take a selfie. A gracious couple from Washington, Utah, I was delighted when they consented to be in my blog.

I love our national parks that feature mountains and canyons. The sight is never the same.

This is our fourth visit to Kolob canyon. We have gazed her majestic beauty in early spring with gentle, misty rain falling. The colors were muted and subdued. In the hours of dusk, shadows are darker, crevices of the crayons appear deeper & mysterious.

This afternoon, bathed in the mid-summer bright red-orange hues of sunlight, the canyons were harsh, defined and in sharp contrast.

Whenever J.J. and I revisit a town or region, I try to get a fresh perspective. The attraction of Kanarraville to us is that this place seen to represent a typical, small, rural town USA. Kanarraville's population is approximately 350.

Per the most recent U.S. Census, the median income for a household is about $34,375, and the median income for a family is $38,906. The Main Street is a two way paved road without sidewalks. There is no signal light.

Red Ledge RV Park is centrally located. Adjacent property is the Kanarraville Town Hall. And there is a church next to the Town Hall.

This farming community has no diner, no ice cream shop or general store. This is a picturesque, peaceful,  rural location with mountain range adding character and charm.

J.J. and I prepared wild salmon and salad for dinner.

Aloha -- Cathi