This past September was a benchmark wedding anniversary for my handsome husband and me. We were going to take one of those cruises, but when we looked at the cost of it, we decided that we’d do something that we had talked about for more than 15 years. We took a road trip from our new home state of Arizona through Utah, Wyoming, Montana, over to South Dakota and then homeward bound via Colorado. We wanted to hit as many National Parks, Sites and Monuments that we could along the way. Historic, awe inspiring, breathe taking and flat out beautiful, America. First stop, Bryce Canyon We didn’t get into our hotel until the later part of the afternoon, so we went across the way to the sister hotel for dinner. Ruby’s Inn The Soup and Salad bar sounded pretty good after a long day. This was a little different though, the soup bar also had some hot veggies, so we augmented our bowls. This night's choice of soup was clam chowder and beef barley. Along with a piece of in house made corn bread and biscuits, our meal was very satisfying. Heh, wait a minute, did I see soft serve ice cream? Yup, for any extra $1.99 we had the ice cream bar too. Interesting, rice crispy treats, brownies, toppings and vanilla or chocolate ice milk really. Neither of us had eaten something like this in quite sometime. It was GOOD!