Well this post is slightly overdue. My husband and I, and a friend (one of his best friends and college buddies) drove over to Utah when we were living in LA to visit more friends (another one of the husband's bf's from college and his wife). After having talked about meeting up somehow for a few months we decided to make it happen and do the drive over. Somehow we picked a really bad weekend, that one where the lottery jackpot was in the ump-teenth millions and everyone and their mom was driving over to Vegas to buy tickets. Yeah, that one. Needless to say, our "short" drive grew several hours longer, took us onto an abandoned desert road but 3 extra hours, 5 Krispy Kreme donuts, and 1 McDonald's sundae later we made it! Road trips have a way of creating the very best memories don't they?
After getting a few hours of sleep we were up and ready to go on a hike. I would have to say it is one of the best hikes I have ever done. I think we burned about 10,000 calories during our five hours. We walked, jogged, hunched over and climbed, scaled the sides of mountains and even did a little rock climbing. If you live in St. George then you know exactly what I am talking about--- Angel's Landing in Mt. Zion National Park. If you are near it, and are physically able, I would really recommend this hike. But be sure to bring lots of water, and snacks for once you reach the top. You will want to rest and revel in the beauty when you reach the summit. Here are some pictures from our day!
|David, bright and early heading out for our hike!|
|Alison & I|
|serious hikers right here|
|oh hey. just gettin' our hike on...|
|not offensive to anyone, at all. right?|
|we were all REALLY falling off the cliff! Seriously...|
|very clever, husband.|
After that I got to visit with the lovely Gentri & Courtney (you can read about that HERE) but in case you forgot, here is a picture from that meeting:
and to finish the night off, we visited Red Rock (very original name, Utah....) which was windy, but pretty awesome. Utah is really beautiful, albeit HOT in the summertime. We loved visiting and can't wait to go back and see our friends there again soon! There are SO many cool places to hike and see, and we just got a small taste of it.
We loved Utah and will be back, at some point I am sure! Bella, however didn't love it as much.
"Do not go to Utah. If you are too little like me, you are not allowed to go on the cool hikes, and eat in the cool restaurants. Instead you have to stay at home by yourself and chew on dumb bones." -Bella
Eh, you can't please everyone....
Over & Out,