|Shannon's great little piece of a classic little barn in town. Beautiful, Shannon!!|
|Kitty's painting - beautiful!|
The Everett Ruess Art Festival was in full swing as we got to stop by and look at the fabulous art on display. The plein air painters had been there all week, painting the area and had just displayed their work in the Escalante Community Center. Booths set up in the street and great works of art inside and out.
Doug painted a great little piece as well just one block north of where he painted yesterday. A fellow classmate of mine came out and talked with him and for the life of him, he cannot remember her name. If you're reading this, please let me know who you are! He's an amazing painter, but his memory sucks! It's killing me to know who it was!! Speak up, please!! Kathy? Karen? Well, the painting is amazing!
We ate lunch at the Escalante Outfitters "Esca-Latte Internet Cafe and Pizza Parlor" in the middle of town. Fabulous pizza and salads! We were sad to see Blair Jenkins go, as he needed to get back up north for some family commitments. After again, filling up on delicious food to the point of pain, we headed out and had to say good-bye to Escalante, a moment I avoided and always put off as long as I could. I cried every time I left home - it was terrible! I just loved home a LOT!!
We were welcomed into Bryce Canyon by the amazing Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel and were delighted to crash on a wonderful bed in a room loaded with all the extras or just relax in the lobby near a beautiful rock fireplace with a crackling fire. When we decided we could fit a little more foodage into our already stuffed tummies, we headed across the street to the always-wonderful Ruby's Inn Restaurant where hundreds of other people were thinking the same thing. We took our "buzzing number" and meandered through the gift shop where Jack seriously spoiled our darling Shannon (as well he should) and I'm sure, Doug will be shopping for something wonderful for his most amazing #1 Queen of Fun!
Buzz Buzz Buzz "your table is ready" We rounded up the troops for a great dinner and we stuffed ourselves as much as possible! We even made room for the dessert bar at the buffet, and I couldn't have been more thrilled as I was able to show my "frosty shop" skills by making a beautiful ice cream sundae with the perfect swirl at the top! Ta Da!! Well I'll be darned, she IS the Frosty Shop Queen!!
Toldja . . .