BUT - the real highlight for me was the drive home via the scenic route. The Fulton kids who let me tag along have done this race several times and have learned how to play it just right. They know this area and the must do's. Instead of the boring I-15 route, we went slightly more east, and through Escalante. The scenery was AMAZING!
Kiva Koffeehouse is a small bed and breakfast that was built back in the nineties. One of the Fulton siblings had actually BUILT it! It was constructed very meticulously and to the exact specifications of the owner at the time. The woodwork is incredible. And all by hand. Simply amazing.
As beautiful as the structure itself is, the view is breathtaking. It's built with huge windows overlooking the southeastern mountains. I don't even know exactly where we were at, but it was fantastic!
All of these pics are from my cell phone, so not the greatest.
This one I swiped from Joe's FB page, his phone takes much better pictures!
So in a nutshell. Bryce canyon half? I came, I ran, I'll do it again, but next year will race and not pace.
Escalante, the Kiva Koffeehouse and the scenic route home? Yes, yes and yes, but with Splenda Daddy along next year.
Thanks Fulton sib's - you freakin ROCK!
And next week, when I hit Moab? I WILL be taking pictures!