Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Leaving Zion

We have loved our time here at Zion River Resort. We made a lot of new friends here, met guests from all over our beautiful country and even some foreign visitors too.

We loved our nice shady camping spot too! I think most of all, I am going to miss all the hummingbirds that visited us here.

Chuck and I spent many an evening just sitting and watching the dozens of hummingbirds
that visited our 3 feeders.

The drive into Rockville and Springdale always amazed us with the beauty that is Zion. This horse farm is one of our favorites!

Chuck and I took the Hound Herd with us as we explored the Kolob Reservoir Road. 24 miles that is entertwined with the western section of Zion National Park.

Chuck's job as camp host meant riding around in this fancy golf cart, meeting new guests and making sure they are happy campers.  Chuck is great at this job! He can fix the TV connection problems, some of the basic electrical and plumbing problems, keeping the campers happy! He also carries treats for all the canine campers.

He loved this job!  He also drove the shuttle from Zion River Resort to Zion National Park.  Chuck never tired of the scenery along the way and pointing out points of interests to the folks that rode along with him.  I worked in the office. I processed the online reservations, as well as the telephone reservations. I also checked in the guests as they arrived and as they bought merchandise from the gift shop. Because of my hearing problem, I enjoyed the online and telephone reservations the most. But I enjoyed meeting people from all over and sharing camping experiences and favorite places!

Unfortunately, some folks tend to  not drive safely around here and end up being carried off by a helicopter to local hospitals.
Chuck and I spent a lot of time just kicking back with the HoundHerd.

DoogieBowser loves it when daddy reads to him!

Radar just always wants to be in my lap!

Scotty, now 17 years old, just likes hanging out with both of us! We are lucky that all 3 love to travel!

Even RVSue's crew, Bridget (ever conscience of a camera pointed at her) and Spike visited with us! I kept them entertained while Sue and Chuck went to Zion National Park.

Goodbye to our favorite restaurant, Wildcat Willies

Goodbye to our favorite waitress Shannon!

Goodbye to my wonderful friend Fay! Fay and I worked together almost 30 years ago at The Grand Canyon Trading Post in Tusayan, Grand Canyon's south rim area.  We celebrated our long friendship at Wildcat Willies, me with Buffalo Meatloaf (YUMMY!), Fay with the Pork Chop (HUGE!) and Chuck also got the Buffalo Meatloaf. Bye Fay, thank you so much for being our friend!

And of course, we must chuckle and say goodbye to the anatomically correct Coyote that greets visitors to Wildcat Willie's!

The Shoe Tree gets almost as many visitors as Zion!

Our  last week here, we met Nancy and Guy who have restored an old 1960's Avion Truck Camper!

The inside looks great too!

Another classic 1947 vintage bus conversion visited Zion River Resort several weeks ago!

And a goodbye to the beautiful Virgin River that passes behind Zion River Resort. We will miss our co-workers and our time spent here, but our time is up and it's time to move on. We love workamping! What a great way to retire! We are waiting for a part to repair the MotherShip.  The room won't slide back in and we are waiting (2 weeks now) for a small wheel. It is expected today so by late afternoon, we will be on our way!
Happy Trails to you from the crew of the MotherShip
Chuck, Geri  Scotty, DoogieBowser and Radar!


  1. Why are you leaving so soon and where are you headed too??

    1. Our time is up and we are heading to cooler weather! Not exactly sure yet, but Panquitch will be our next town!

  2. Geri, great photos and happy trails! Keep us posted of where you land next.

  3. A beautiful tribute to a place, people, and canines you love . . . I love the photo of my crew! Another favorite is that shot on the way to Kolob reservoir.

    Your hummingbirds will miss you! Wish you many happy days ahead!

  4. Geri . . . Did Nancy and Guy head toward Wyoming? I saw a camper behind me on the road today that looked like theirs.

  5. Sue, I don't think so. They were going through Colorado on their way to NJ to celebrate Guy's father's birthday!

  6. Safe journey and keep the rubber down.

  7. Hey, I just stumbled on your blog when looking for photos of Fort Bridger and got caught up reading about all your travels. I'm writing a post over at my humble abode and linked to your photos of Fort Bridger (should be posted later today). I love what you're doing, keep it up! Happy trails! -Jes

  8. Welcome Jess! I will sneak over to your post later today! I am now working on post re: Grand Canyon North Rim!


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