Happy President’s Day! (psst… someone remind me what we’re actually celebrating today. Thanks.) Are you off work today? I am, and Johnny kinda sorta is. We just spent a few days at Zion National Park in Southern Utah, and it was glorious and warm! But getting a taste of 70-degree weather makes the cold even more unbearable now! What have we done?!
This year, Johnny and I have planned a few $350 or less weekend getaways, and our trip to Zion was one of them. We’ll be posting the financial deets soon, but for now, here’s a recap of our trip down south:
We left early Thursday morning, and arrived in time to get two hikes in before the sun went down:
On Friday, we decided to do an 8-mile hike with Sally. It had the potential of being our best idea or worst idea ever, all dependent on our little firecracker’s ‘tude.
On the way up, we changed her diaper on the trail, gave her some lunch, and then she fell asleep. Yay! Not pictured: Every person we passed saying, “Next time, I’ll let you carry me up!” to Johnny as he wiped rivers of sweat out of his eyes.
Johnny and I were feeling some major nature and ‘Murica love the whole trip. I mean, can you blame us? We kept saying to each other, “Would ya just look at it??!”
We made it to the top and decided the view was worth the sweatiness. On Saturday, we headed to Bryce Canyon and visited some downright gorgeous scenes. It’s hard to remember you’re not on Mars when you’re looking at the 40-million-year-old spire things (known as hoodoos, which was clearly named by a scientist’s one-year-old toddler).
Not Pictured: Johnny and me one-upping each other on how sore we were from all the hiking.
This little girl woke up at 5:30 a.m. both mornings at the hotel :). When we were done at Bryce, we very reluctantly said goodbye to nature and headed back home. But you better believe we’ll be back.
Hope everyone’s enjoying the day off and not waking up at 5:30. Stay tuned for the dirty dollar details from our trip!