Gateway, Summer, 2019, FINAL

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peered into our telescope searching for Mars, then Venus, among a

menagerie of other stars and planets. The sparks from the campfire

flickered upwards, slowly, as the smoke carried them away into the

dark night. I wanted to catch a ride on one of them since I was certain

they would have carried me into

the heavens.

Mom headed to bed early and

when it was finally past midnight,

the darkest hour, we began to walk

down an old dirt trail, Chance leading

the way, then Dad, then me. The dirt

curled around our feet as we rambled

along the old trail that tightly curved

along the edge of the canyon wall

and then quickly turned to slickrock.

We scrambled up the slickrock and,

as we reached the top of the arch, my

Dad reached for my hand. There we

were, standing in the middle of heaven.

The stars were thick as the bristles

on a broomstick and too numerous to

count. We reached out toward the sky

and it seemed as if we could touch

the trillions upon trillions of specs of

light encompassing our bodies.

The stars became part of us that

evening, we became part of the stars. I don’t know how long we sat

on the top of that red rock arch, or if it is still there today, or if I will

ever see stars that amazingly close-up again, but that was the night

when my dream of living amongst the stars came true.

Natural History

Museum

Inside A Sandstone Cave

Fluorescent Mineral Display

Native American Artifacts

Dinosaur Tracks

Fossils

Pre-Columbian Artifacts

Unique Gifts And Rock Shop

HOURS

Monday - Saturday

Summer Season

9:00 - 7:00

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10:00 - 4:00

THE COOLEST STOP ON HWY 89 - NEVER OVER 70˚ DEGREES ON THE HOTTEST DAYS.

Come celebrate our 63 nd year of business

Your visit to MOQUI CAVE will be educational and long remembered.

5 1/2 miles north of Kanab, Utah, Hwy 89

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