The Amazing Earthfest is an annual festival held in Kanab, Utah dedicated to “celebrating the land and life of the Colorado Plateau.” Designed for both Kanab residents and tourists to enjoy, the festival features a 10k run, craft fair, star gazing, group hikes, live music, tours of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and much more.
The Amazing Earthfest was a great way for us to get involved in small community festivities on the road. Curt ran in the 10k, clocking a great time and even winning a very cool trophy that has found a spot on the dashboard of our RV. I participated in my first craft fair with my Giraffe Scrap cards. I spent about a week preparing for it, with scrapbooking stuff spread out all over the RV. The weather on the day of the run and craft fair was freezing cold and raining, but thanks to some local residents we got to sit under a canopy to at least stay dry. Curt brought me warm drinks throughout the day and sat with me while shivering in the cold. Such a fun day that ended in a mini dance party with the other vendors. They are hoping for an even better turn out next year.
In terms of the solar system, Earth is extremely small and insignificant. On the other hand, we are yet to discover a planet which can support such amazing life. As our understanding of space/time grows, Earth becomes more special.
The most exciting part of the night was viewing Saturn through the telescope. Both Venus and Jupiter were very cool to look at, but the view of Saturn was almost breath-taking. The small light in the sky completely transforms through the telescope and you are able to see the rings around the planet, as bright as the planet itself. Gaining a new view of Saturn, Jupiter, and the stars made touring the galaxy an evening to remember.
More adventures tomorrow…