Mount Carmel To West Jordan (Day Two Afternoon)
Zion National Park was beautiful but it is time to press the "pedal to the metal" and head up US-89 until we reconnect with I-15 just south of Provo Utah.
286 miles along State Route 89
Flat as can be!
Decisions decisions... We decided.... It's time to eat!
Mount Carmel Junction and Mount Carmel Wikilink (elevation 5,203 feet) are unincorporated communities located 12 miles east of Zion National Park and 17 miles north of Kanab in Kane County, Utah, United States. They lie in close proximity to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.
Mount Carmel Junction and Thunderbird from the air
A wonderful surprise along the highway
Yes... The sign says "Ho-Made" . The sign builder ran
out of space and made it "Ho-Made"....
The management decided to keep it in spite of its new meaning
The restaurant began here in 1930!
We brought in our own wine to drink because it was election day and
alcohol cannot be sold until after the polls are closed!
Vegetarian Chili Size.... Paul has "died and gone to heaven"
Sue's salad was amazing!
The history of the restaurant part one
The history of the restaurant part two
The restaurant is still owned and operated by the original family!
Don't know about the turkey... Or is it a buzzard?
Can we hear a big "Amen"??
We are heading out after a delightful meal!
Clean as a pin!
Off we go
The Highway is called State Street in town
Orderville here we come
5 Minutes (4.0 mi) via US-89 N
US-89 was well taken care of
Orderville from the air - Orderville is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States.
Orderville Wikilink is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. The population was 596 at the 2000 census. The town was founded and operated under the United Order of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. No Website!
Orderville museum of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Entering the town of Glendale
The little citys are very close together
Flags were out for election day!
Quiet little town
Did You Know? - Glendale is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. The population was 355 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Glendale, Scotland, the native home of a large share of the early settlers
All of about six blocks long
The apple festival was about to get underway
Did You Know? - Hatch is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States. The population was 127 at the 2000 census. It is approximately 217 miles (350 km) south of Salt Lake City.
Quite as a pin except for the highway noise
Panguitch Wikilink is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,623 at the 2000 census.
Panguitch was first settled in March 1864, when Jens Nielsen, a Danish convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), led a group of pioneers eastward from Parowan and Beaver to the Sevier River. Due to the area's high elevation, 6,600 feet above sea level, the settlers' initial crops did not mature and the community suffered severely during the first harsh winter.
At a crisis point, seven men left the community to seek flour and foodstuffs from surrounding communities. Heavy snow forced the abandonment of wagons and teams, and the men finished their rescue mission on foot, reportedly by laying one quilt after another upon the snow to maintain their footing. Website
27 Minutes (27.5 mi) via US-89 N
Sixty-six hundred feet... A mile in tghe sky
Downtown was not too busy
Entering town means 35 MPH
Circleville Wikilink is a town in Piute County, Utah, United States. The population was 505 at the 2000 census. Circleville was originally settled in 1864. The town was named for the shape of the valley in which it is located, Circle Valley. The valley is completely circled by mountains except where the Sevier River goes in and out of the valley on the north and south. Website
Circleville Fire Department at the ready
The Courthouse was a classic
Loads of farming underway in Marysvale
One last pit stop before hitting the Interstate
West Jordan here we come!
42 Minutes (42.6 mi) via I-15 N
After getting to our hotel, we visited Laurie at her home and watched the election reutrns!