Sunday, June 13, 2021

Made It Home To Lots of Heat

 Riverton, Utah            High 99 Low 55

We had an uneventful drive from Panguitch to Riverton. It seemed like there was a lot of traffic on the highway, but it might have been because of the week end.

Salt Lake is predicting record high temperatures for the next week, Highest June since 1915, Longest days straight in June over 100, and earliest 102 temperature. 

It felt hot to us as we unloaded the fifth wheel. 

Everything here seemed to be ok. 

We were glad Panguitch had the Quilt Walk things going on while we were there although Bryce Canyon is quite spectacular and is a sight that shouldn't be missed. 

We both have lots of things to do next week.

Sorry no pictures.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Pioneer Homes, Heritage Fair, Quilt Race

 Panguitch, Utah           High 88 Low 34

Last evening we went to tour 4 Pioneer Homes as part of the Quilt Walk. The first one we went to had the exterior authentic but had been modernized inside. What used to be an old garage had been turned into a Bed and Breakfast with an automotive motif. The bed was the bed of an old Chev pickup. There was a sink on a transmission case and the bathroom had a toolbox as the base for a sink.

Notice the tail gate shelf.

The other three were left pretty much as they were originally and we liked them a lot better.

Cindy especially liked the stained glass. 

This is an old magnifying glass that was used to read by someone without glasses. 

We went into town expecting to see a parade, but no one knew the parade route and we never found any sign of a parade where their website said it would be. 

We stayed to see the Heritage Fair. They showed how corn was ground with a large rock and a small rock. There were examples of hand quilting which all the kids tried. There also was example of cording wool. Two girls were making butter using cream, a pint jar, and a marble to agitate it.

There was supposed to be a Quilt Race with the parade but it was held with the Heritage Fair. It really was a re-enactment of the Quilt Walk, There were two teams each with seven persons. the object was to walk on the quilt and the back person brought his quilt to the front with out stepping off the row of quilts. The first team to the sidewalk won. It was fun for all the participants and spectators.

We also went to a Quilt Trunk Show so more quilt photos.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

More Southern Utah Sights

 Panguitch, Utah       High 81 Low 28

Last night got very cool. Some one in town told us he had frost this morning.

We drove past Panguitch Lake and continued on to Cedar Breaks National Monument. None of us had been there before. It looks a lot like Bryce Canyon without all the Hoodoos. There are some but they don't stand out from the mountain like Bryce. We felt it looked like Bryce because it has the same colors in it.

The wind was blowing so hard that it was very chilly and unpleasant when we went out on the view points. But, at least we can say we have been there. I guess it's still a little early in the year because the visitor center was closed. The elevation where we were said 10,400 feet. 

I guess because of the altitude, we saw patches of snow. I don't think they show in any of the pictures.

After we left Cedar Breaks we went past a road that said Mammoth Creek. It was closed because of the forest fire there. I'm sure the wind didn't make it very easy to fight the fire. We had noticed a lot of tents at the fairgrounds in Panguitch and were told today they we for all the firefighters fighting the Mammoth Fire.

We continued on to Navaho Lake which I have been past before and always thought it was very pretty. It was only about 1/2 full because of all the drought. It made it so it wasn't quite so pretty and all the hills that normally were green were quite dry.

The side of the lake left of the straight line usually has water. we could see where the water level usually was.

After Navajo Lake there was a turn off that said Lava field. Someone had told Linda that they were worth a short detour and we decided to go see them. They were right about it being worth seeing. There are a lot of miles of lava boulders. From the sign a Navajo Lake it would seem that the whole top of the mountains was lava. We had noticed lots of it on the way to Cedar Breaks.

I'm going to put more pictures from Bryce Canyon on this post. There were lots to choose from.

 Tomorrow there is an antique transportation parade here in Panguitch along with a quilt race. We don't know what the quilt race is but we will watch and find out.

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