We head downtown, and due to construction, can't figure out how to get into the parking ramp, but after circling the block, figure it out. The Flamingo didn't have the room I reserved (again, what's the point?), but put us in a huge suite. Like, a bedroom with a huge livingroom and kitchen attached. In retrospect, I should have just asked for a cheap room and my money back. We were only there for about 10 hours total, but whatever, it was funny and decorated old-style.
|Flamingo. Nice decor.|
|Flamingos at the Flamingo|
Dave's good friend Brian and his girlfriend Kelly were making their way west camping, and were at Bryce canyon that night, so they got up early and got us a camping spot in Zion. Good thing, because it was beyond full by the time we got there in the afternoon. We set up our tent and the four of us headed up the canyon in their cool bus that keeps the park from having too much car traffic. (No cars allowed!) We hiked up to the Emerald Pools and got to see some cool pools, waterfalls, and frogs!
|Starting the Emerald Pools hike|
|It was hot, so it was nice walking under a few waterfalls.|
|A small emerald pool|
|Smile, boys! (Brian and Dave)|
|The top pool. Pretty awesome.|
|We were there fore about 15 minutes before we found the frogs making all of that noise!|
|Dave leaving the top pool|
|One of the falls from the pools|
|From Weeping Rock|
|Not sure where Dave got this coupon, but he slipped it in the picture without my noticing.|
|Deer! And our campsite.|