Little Bear's Adventure's
Evening in Midway, Utah
Today Ms. Donkey and I enjoyed our 4th state, on our road trip. We had a lovely evening on the terrace of an inn in Utah. Ms. Donkey seemed a little afraid of the blue boar, on the napkin.
Thanks Beth and Don, for bringing us along. But next time, could you lift us a little higher. We couldn't even see the Wasatch Mountains, from the table!
I like old cars. You can always find a good spot to just sit and hang out. I chose a curvy piece of metal in the early morning sun.
I sat by the name of this car, so I wouldn't forget. D-O-D-G-E spells DODGE!
Cars have faces and this one has a friendly one, with big round eye lights. It always looks like it's awake, kind of like me. I sat right between the word DODGE and one eye light.
That's pretty much all I have to say about my car adventure.
Arches National Park in Utah
Beth said we were going to Arches National Park, but when she pulled me out of the bag, all I saw was sand.
I Want Arches!
I expected to see be rock arches. Or at least something that looked like giant sandcastles.
You can barely see me. I look like I'm being covered by a sweeping sand dune. I'm not even sure this was safe. A big wind gust could have buried me in an instant!
Beth says I worry too much.
In the Shadow
I couldn't even see the sunshine. I was in the shadow of a big rock. Beth said the sun was hot and I was lucky. I think she just pulls me out when she gets bored and has nothing else to do.
This has been a very long road trip.
This was a strange stop on our road trip. We stopped to have a picnic in Capital Reef National Park in Utah.
Beth saw apple trees.
Rocks and Trees
Long before this was a park, people lived here and planted fruit trees. Those apple trees looked pretty tiny, growing up beside that big pink rock.
As we got closer I could see the red apples hiding in the green branches. There was a sign saying we could pick the fruits. It's free if you eat in the park. You leave some money in a box, if you take some with you.
I didn't eat any. I just sat on the top of an apple and looked around. I pointed out the good ones to Beth. There was just the right amount of sunshine... and the apple smelled good.
Last Stop in Utah
Right before we hit the Nevada border, I got to get out and play.
No, just salt. I can't decide which is worse, the cold of snow or the sting of salt...in my wounded foot!
On a Rock
I got to go hiking, along with Beth's friend Claire. We rested way up high above Salt Lake City.
Not this time. But a couple years ago Claire and Beth took me skiing, not far from here. That was an adventure.
A Dog Adventure?
You can barely see me on the rock. You can also barely see Claire's dog...
Luckily Grover didn't like me too much when Claire introduced us. I could have had an extra exciting adventure if he'd run off with me in his mouth!
The snow is following me. I had snow in California, then colored leaves in Nevada and now look at me in Utah!
It looks like I'm sitting on the hands of a snow monster. This is the most snow I've seen in a long time!
A Real Tree
I look like I'm sitting in one of those flocked Christmas trees from the 1950's! But the huge tree was real! The snow is the thing that was sort of not real.
We were visiting the Sundance Resort in Utah (before ski season) and they happened to be making snow for the slopes. This tree seemed to be getting more snow than its share, so I had an adventure climbing on the snowy boughs.
It would have been more of an adventure if Robert Redford would have strolled by, since he owns the place.
You think he would have offered to pose with me?
These hot muggy temps are making Little Bear reflect on the past...
He recalls nervously sitting on a pinecone, observing his first snow in Lake Tahoe...and he remembers trying to ski in Utah...
He was still unsure of that wet stuff! He insisted the ski tip be wiped clean for his close up.
But in Colorado he explored the snow in numerous ways.
He posed with horses near the train depot.
He found a fence near a sidewalk...good people watching.
Fur is a useful thing for enjoying the snow. The Bear is not making much use of his in Texas this winter.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.