While on the free Zion National Park Shuttle bus…
Shelley: Hi there.
Nice young man: Have you been enjoying your visit?
Shelley: We sure have.
Nice young man: Where’ve you been so far?
Shelley: Kolob Canyon,
the Riverside Walk,
Weeping Rock and
the Emerald Pools, although, to be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed with the pools, but the views were stunning.
What about you?
Nice young man: I hiked Angel’s Landing this morning.
Shelley: Awesome. We’re heading there right now. Definitely looking forward to the challenge.
Nice young man: It’s not as intimidating as it looks. I reached the summit in one and a half hours but I am young and in really good hiking shape. Now don’t you worry,
(Honest to God, I solemnly swear, at that moment he mentally patted my hand)
you should be able to reach the top in, oh, about two and a half hours. This is your stop. Good luck.
Shelley: John! Did you hear what that youngster said to me? Seriously. What the F@#k??? Do I look like I have one foot in the grave? Do I? Do I? How dare he judge me by my hair colour. I knew I should never have bleached it. It makes me look like I’m a hundred years old. What a… a… a… pompous jerk. A young pompous jerk. Oh my God! I swear I should have told him what to do with his two and a half hours. I…I… John?
John: I heard. Ready?
Shelley: I was born ready.
Shelley and John: Go! Go! Goooooo!!!!!
John: One hour and eleven minutes.
Next up, Bryce National Park