I've just returned from a two week trip to see some National Parks in Utah and Arizona.
There were long car rides, so I took along my EPP stars.
I started with this star in Seattle.
We flew to Las Vegas and rented a car.
We also went to the Neon Museum, a fun place to visit in LV.
The first park we visited was Zion National Park in Utah.
Wow! A very beautiful place.
After that, we went to Bryce Canyon.
Another natural wonder!
Next stop was Moab, Utah, which is close to many of the parks
AND they have great a quilt shop!
From there, we hiked Arches National Park.
Then we headed to Navajo Nation.
On our way, we stopped at "Newspaper Rock"
and saw these petroglyphs, all made before 1300, A.D.
In Monument Valley I spotted these Navajo rugs.
Then we saw ancient ruins of the Anasazi at Canyon De Shelly.
The finale of the trip was the Grand Canyon.
Here's the chunk of nine stars I'd made before, (on the left,)
along with the 18 stars I finished on the trip.
Now they'll be packed up and ready for the next travels.
Besides having a great time, I developed a true appreciation for our National Parks,
the Navajo Nation
AND for English paper piecing!