Friday, July 29, 2016

Kanab | Utah

While I was exploring Kanab, I stayed at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.  I think they're more reddish than pink, but they sure are pretty in the light just before sunset.

Look closely at this next photo, you'll see people climbing the dune.  It gives a good indication of how large these are.

When I checked into the park, they had firewood advertised on the counter.  I put a coin down to show the size of the bundle.  Really cute - they did sell the regular sized logs though!

Just had to take a shot of this meticulously maintained home/museum.

Not too far from town is this totem behind a locked gate with a sign that no trespassers were allowed due to vandalism.  Unfortunate, since there's a really nice looking swimming hole nearby.

Kanab is known as "Little Hollywood" because when Westerns were really popular, they filmed quite a few in this area - one of the more famous ones was The Outlaw Josey Wales.  There is a museum of some of the old stage sets, which was quite interesting.

This little building looks like stone, but is made of painted styrofoam. 

This looks like authentic adobe, but it's made from fiberglass.  The laundry on the line adds a great touch! 

One of the more important places I visited was Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where they house stray or abandoned pets - including horses, pigs, birds and others.  They have over 500 cats in this complex, which includes a clinic, buildings to house the domesticated animals.  Some of the animals have private rooms due to personalities, diseases or other issues.  I didn't get to take the entire tour but I imagine they have the same type of facilities for dogs and other animals.

For more information on this organization - this is the link

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