Antelope Island Sunset

We’ve had beautiful weather while in northern Utah.  Don called my attention to the sunset the first night, well actually, as we were landing.

Antelope Island Promontory Reflection
Promontory Reflection from Antelope Island

If we had driven across eastern Oregon and southern Idaho to get here it would have been snowing all the way.  We decided to head out to Antelope Island for the sunset.   There is not a whisp of wind tonight.

Antelope Island Chukar
Chukar at the Visitor Center

Our kids have us to thank for the great weather.

Antelope Island Bison
Antelope Island Bison

We barely got to the Visitor Center before the sun went down.  Chukars greeted us with their chuckaring sounds and we saw about a dozen buffalo from the hill.

Antelope Island Sunset Wasatch Reflection
Wasatch Reflection from Antelope Island

This photo is looking back across Davis County to the Weber Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains.  Like much of the west, this year, northern Utah has seen little rain or snow yet.  The mountains are bare of snow.  We heard the fall colors were beautiful and all that’s left is a few patches of yellow.

Antelope Island Sunset
Antelope Island Sunset

It’s been a while since I’ve seen mountains on the other side of a body of water.

Antelope Island Chukar UFO
Chukar Watching the UFO at Sunset

As I was photographing the chukar at sunset, I noticed a dark spot in the sky that wasn’t moving.

Antelope Island UFO Closeup
UFO Closeup

So I zoomed in and could see that it is a blimp!  I didn’t know they still used those?

Antelope Island Sunset Colors
Colors Get Brighter After Sunset

The sunset colors just kept getting more vibrant.  We saw cotton-tailed bunnies, a coyote walk in front of a bison and even a couple antelope after dark; the whole Antelope Island food chain!

Antelope Island Moon Sunset
Crescent Moon Over Antelope Island

That was a successful trip to Antelope Island!  We made the mistake  (ONCE) of camping here in the spring when the brine flies were thick.  BLECKkk!  But this time of year would be fun and there are quite a few RV’s out here for Fall Break (or UEA weekend as we used to call it).

I have a funny memory of driving across the Antelope Island Causeway from when our oldest son was learning to drive.  Don was out of town for a couple days and you know you can’t miss a day of practice at that age.  So I took him out to Antelope Island.  Not much traffic out there and I’d never been out with him before.  He did good but I wasn’t ready to take it to the next level yet.  When he asked to drive all the way home, I said “No, maybe the next time.”  Or maybe I just said “No”?   So, in order to lengthen his time behind the wheel, he slowed down to about 5 mph for the 4 mile trip across the causeway.  It was adorable!  You know, in the way that only a silent-stand of a teenager can be.  hahaha

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