Today I have decided to go to Salt Lake City with morning classes. My desire to visit Arch National Park there. It was too late to go to bed after tea yesterday evening. I got up in the morning and got ready and left with the groom. Didn’t forget to have a cup of strong tea before leaving. I will have breakfast in the middle of class. Scenic drive for an hour to go to class, I don’t understand how time passes. Luckily I didn’t drive. Although the beauty was not complete, I would have missed seeing something. Our hotel in Madison, a minute walk to the gate of Yellowstone National Park. Just outside the city is Yellowstone National Park on one side and Galatin National Forest on the other! The whole city is surrounded by 360 degree aesthetic hills. Sometimes its chest is a spring, sometimes a river. Deer can be seen just by noticing. The mountain pine trees here are big. Scattering of lavender across the valley. Unfortunately, the flowers have not bloomed yet. A combination of cows and horses on the ranch.
I was told to attend class, take breakfast, breakfast will be removed very soon. I entered the class with breakfast. Roast potatoes, eggs and fruit; With tea and coffee. Before the class was over, the children were asked to pack their bags. Returning through Yellowstone, it will no longer be possible to reach Salt Lake today. So the journey on a different route. Madison, a small tourist town in Montana, is named after the river. The Madison River flows through the city. In these three days it has become our favorite river. Every day we watch the sunset on the river bank.
We watch the game of light and darkness for hours sitting on the bank of the river or on the top of a hill. Luckily, they have walkways and seating areas to protect the city. People go to different roads except those so as not to cause harm to plants and animals. People here follow the rules, they are forced to be silent! The administration knows they have to make rules. People also understand that obeying the rules is good for the environment and for them. So they accept it. The state of Idaho is just outside of Madison. I mean, not this time with Waoming, I will reach Utah with Ja Idaho.
Thousands of miles of grass and flowers in the mountains and valleys, there are rivers! It looks like a car running through Switzerland. You have to go there for six-seven hours! Seeing the form of nature does not quench my thirst. The nature here is amazing! The color changes from moment to moment. Biology, geography, philosophy and ecology are my lessons together. Rivers and sunshine can be seen on one side of this huge valley; On the other hand, clouds can be seen in the sky, a drop or two of rain is falling or it is raining heavily. At the same time there is no rain or clouds on the other side. The trees also grow from one state to another. Somewhere just grass, somewhere grain fields — pine forests, a couple of isolated trees.
Although life in these places is slow, there are schools, colleges and hospitals. They don’t care about others. They are busy with their own lives. This does not mean that they have no friends, no family, no social life. Everything goes together, they know to stay within their own boundaries. Everyone is driving like everyone else. In the meantime, I have taken a nap. Then I get thirsty for tea, but I will not stop before reaching the hotel. This time it is a hilly city. Different landscapes. The girl brought me to the hotel. To be fresh, I thought I should have dinner. Nepali shop in front. I called and asked if I could sign in. I got there on foot. Nepali food without Momo? No, no. I am waiting for anyone who wants to eat. I see the top of the hill through the window. I hear Nepali songs in the background. Food is late, but not too late to eat. Every meal is very tasty. Even then I could not finish all together. I thought if there was a restaurant near the house, I would skip cooking.
After eating, everyone is busy planning for tomorrow. I want to go to Arch Park here. The master himself says, go to see the sunrise. Its take a whole day to getting around. Four hours drive! Will leave at midnight or very early, father and son are debating. Keep doing it. The boy once said, why am I going? Dad’s answer is ‘Nature’, meaning to see the environment. The boy says he is annoyed to see Yellowstone National Park every day, so I saw that Nature these days! Understood, all kinds of environment is different! Then when I heard that tomorrow the temperature in that park will be 100 degrees Celsius. Then he says, ‘Should I stay at the hotel or not? I’ll be tanned. ’Let’s face it, things have changed for now. Now everyone needs to sleep. To depart. Let’s follow how it in the morning, The master said he would see the sunrise, that’s why I was surprised. This man is not willing to disturb his sleep except for sehri and prayers. I am very excited. Tomorrow is the last day of our journey. Waking up in the middle of the night, the master said, come on. When I look at the clock, I see that it is half past one. Going back to sleep, I realized that the children are being made without words!
What else to do! Never been ready to go anywhere other than the airport on such a deep night.
Somehow I washed my face and got in the car. I don’t have to drive anymore. Sleepless co-pilot next to son’s father. My darling daughter fell asleep as soon as the lights of the two cities dimmed.
I woke up at half past five. The sky in the pub has just begun to color, the phone is still saying ‘Night is going on.’ I opened my eyes and saw the red stone walls and the curved moon over my head. We moved to Arches National Park. I was fascinated to see this million year old hill station. Earthquake rock formations and sandstone erosion in the rainwater on it This huge rock craft! It seemed that the Indian kings would have built an aesthetic palace inside if they had heard of it. These vast and high rocky walls gave them natural protection. The cost of building walls is also low.
Anyway, we parked at the top of the Garden of Eden to see the sunrise. The sky is getting a little red, and Suzy Mama is telling her whereabouts little by little. It’s as if the shy boy is trying to break his shame a little bit and try to think with strangers! That color is reflected on the rocky walls of the pub. This time the sun is making everyone colorful by cutting the darkness and printing the light of the moon.
In the solitude of this morning, in addition to the chirping of birds, some other sounds are coming to the ears. Getting ears in this desolate place I realized, someone is on the hill in front. We also got up the courage and started the hike, getting closer to the sun and saw two people coming back. Mile after mile no one else was in sight. We walked closer and stood on the edge of the ditch, at the end of the hill, watching the sunrise. As soon as the surroundings were clear we went to see the rocky windows.
Roads are designated, meaning you can’t walk off the trail even if you want to, so that environmental disasters don’t happen. As I climbed the trail, I saw the rangers surrounding one of them. He is no longer in a position to rise. He went down to climb the rock. The poor man broke his leg for sure, half an hour later the stretcher came and took him away. I am walking more cautiously. There is not the slightest desire to break the leg again. I know, I’ll climb rock whenever I get the chance. Both the boy and the girl are not willing to get out of the car due to the fatigue of waking up at night. The two of us started walking. It will take an hour to see the fraction of the hill on one side. That’s it. An Indian girl raised her hand as she climbed higher. I climbed up fearlessly. After walking on it for an hour, I saw my son coming, jumping like a baby deer. I finished the rest of the walk with him. No one else is willing to enter the front installation seeing the big trail. The sunlight is seen through the North South window and its middle. This time I thought then go to the delegate arch.
As I drove past the Devil’s Garden, I saw that it was seven o’clock in the morning. The ranger said there is another parking lot a mile later in front, two miles hiking from there. We didn’t find any parking there and no one was interested in hiking for two miles. There is no food in this huge park. We went on a scenic drive to the nearby town of Mob. Small tourist town. Everyone is interested in the outside temperature when they come back with food. 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature here is measured in Fahrenheit, not Celsius. Father and son are not addicted to hiking at night. And we’re all really tired from the last few days of walking. Must return home on a midnight flight. I shared the coffee and said, let’s go back. Again mile after mile you have to go through this aesthetic park. Beauty will not be missed. Seeing the green-red stone walls, sandstone arch and its amazing balance, I did not notice when I fell asleep again as soon as I crossed the park. As soon as I woke up, I saw that I had slept for three hours on the edge of Salt Lake City.
Back at the hotel, we all went to the Nepali shop again to have a late lunch and early dinner with rest. After finishing the meal, we went back to the hotel and started our journey again. This time he is waiting to return home by returning the rental car at the airport.
Kids love to hang out. However, their stay is limited to sleeping in the hotel, swimming if you want and three meals outside. Even after that, in these journeys, they get to know their new place, know and learn something – that’s why they take it with them. Otherwise, getting them out of the house is not an easy task. As the two of them were walking in the park next to the question, are they Nepali? Their interaction makes them confident! Teaches to deal with situations. My goal and ours is to make two confident healthy children livable on earth. Later, when I came to Utah, I will go to the parks that I missed, and this time I will return home with this expectation. Many thanks to everyone.