FLAGSTAFF, AZ -- Still slightly troubled by the extreme commercialization and vast amount of tourist facilities at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, I've been mulling the justification of it all: Jobs, of course. Work. Money from tourists to feed peoples' families. So I guess it's okay. It costs $25 per vehicle these days just to enter the park.
Anyway, I almost didn't stop to take this photo below, which I would describe as a "cornball tourist snapshot." I am sure it's been taken millions of times and has appeared on millions of postcards. But the lighting was good and the traffic was light, so I pulled over and got it for you.
By tonight I should be reunited with some first cousins I haven't seen in 40 years or more. I guess I'd better go get in the shower and spiff myself up. I am pretty excited to see them.