Road Trip: To Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, and Antelope Canyon 🚐
We’ve had this trip on our bucket list for quite some time and were so excited to finally get to experience these beautiful places for ourselves. After taking a look at the map, we decided the best option was to fly in to Las Vegas to start our road trip. We knew we would be on the road for a while and with our parents and baby in tow so we decided to rent a RV. We would be making lots of rest stops and wanted to maximize our time spent together. We spent a little less than a week on the road visiting these places and thought it was the perfect amount of time!
Stay tuned for more posts about our roadtrip or check out our whole itinerary on our website. Link in profile! 👆
Bryce Canyon hoodoos. This is when a windy cold front decided to roar through. Only spent one full day here because my body wasn't used to 15 degrees yet, fortunately it's the smallest park of the bunch but such a unique place. #brycecanyon#brycecanyonnationalpark#utah
If Bryce Canyon at sunrise is said to stir the soul, then a hike down the canyon through its craggy towers will shake you to the core. Mother Nature did good with this one. 1500 ft elevation gain, 6.5 miles from Sunrise Point (7am, 13 degrees F 🥶) —> Queens Garden —> Peekaboo Loop —> Navajo Loop/Two Bridges —> Sunset Point #nofilter#brycecanyon
Journey through red rock heaven in Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks: Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Capitol Reef. The surreal scenery and variety of activities, all geographically close, make
this unforgettable adventure an easy way to check five of America’s 61 parks off your bucket list.
"You might get run over; you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there's nothing wrong with that. Every living being on Earth is facing that same existential rift." - Alex Honnold
What a weekend getaway!
Beautiful scenery left and right.
Sometimes taking a break from life's daily routine is needed. Thanks to God's masterpiece, I'm able to enjoy Utah's spectacular national parks beside my beloved. ⛰🌲🙏 #brycecanyon#nature#nationalparks#utah#olympusphotography
Camera: Olymous OM-D E-M5 Mark II;
M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
A full moon will dance across our skies tonight. 🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘 #repost@brycecanyonnps_gov
As Earths closest celestial companion rises above the horizon, we are gifted with one of life’s most precious moments.
Photo: NPS/Keith Moore
I could say a lot about this trip. It wasn’t the trip I originally had in mind, and booking a van to go to nearby national parks was a bit of an impulse decision. I didn’t know whether I would be doing the trip alone or not until I woke up in Vegas. And no one could have told me at the time of booking the trip that I would need to arrange for someone to feed my new cat 😂 ✨
My first few months in Austin were a rocky landing. It wasn’t perfect. It was so not perfect. And at some point I wasn’t sure if I had made the right decision about moving back, or whether I would regret “giving up my freedom” by signing a lease and adopting a pet.
But this trip required me to have discussions with myself (and with my therapist) about setting boundaries, setting priorities, and my role in my relationships with others. And those discussions have been so necessary for growth and setting up a satisfying life in Austin or wherever I move next.
By the time I arrived back in Vegas yesterday, I wanted to go home. I wanted to see my cat and wake up in my apartment and get back to teaching in Buda and arrange another wine and cheese party for my friends. I haven’t felt like this - the desire to stay home and live that “normal” life - for a while. And I’m really happy to feel this way.
My view of travel and how I want to travel has changed. And that’s okay. Things might change in the next few years, and that’s okay too. For now, I’m going to work at the hotel I booked for my last night, explore Vegas, and order some treats for my cat. 😂