I guess it would be more exciting if I wrote that we had lots of problems and then miraculously solved them on our own. Fortunately, that was not the case. We actually had a great time with few problems. We went with our Sun City Anthem RV Club, so there were lots of people with years of experience to give us advice and help with any problems.
We took off in a mini-caravan (just two of us) with our good friends, Scott and Donna and had am uneventful drive to the Zion River RV Resort. This is one of the best resorts in the country, offering full hookups, pool, store, camping, and…. Ta Da… it sits right on the Virgin River just a few miles from Zion. What more could you ask for. The Resort was amazingly serene, except when our group was singing and partying till the late hour of 9PM. The people working there were extremely helpful and just plain nice. I would go back in minute.
We spent a great day hiking in Zion and took the easy path up to the Narrows. The day was splendid and the river water was crystal clear. The photos above of the wild flowers were taken on the hike among the rocks near the river path. The next day we walked around the town of Springfield and browsed the galleries and craft stores. There were some magnificent pieces of art by local artists displayed in the galleries as well as breathtaking photos of Zion. By the way, dogs are not allowed the shuttles and only on one of the paths, so the girls spent the day at Doggie Dude Ranch just outside of Zion.
The only problem we could not could not solve on our own was the sun panel over the shower was stuck in open position. (Not a major disturbance to life) but a little aggravating, as when we are in Alaska in the summer and it is open 24/7, we would get light in the bedroom most of the night. So, when we got back…off to the service department.
Also, my husband learned we need a more substantial sewer hose. I did not ask any questions about that. All in all, it was a lovely adventure and we are now feeling a lot more confident about the Epic Road Trip coming up in a few weeks.