We just got back from our vacation. Earlier this year we'd been vaguely planning on hitting Yellowstone instead of our now-annual California adventure. But I didn't have the mental energy to plan it out right (and I felt like I had to plan Yellowstone RIGHT) this summer. We almost did CA again just cause it's easy. We know where to stay, where to eat, what to do, where to go, and beaches provide HOURS of relaxation + entertainment...
But we didn't. Finally we decided to hit southern Utah. Whenever we pass by it on the way to CA, we always want to stop and see the cool stuff, but we never have. It was an adventure. And since we were beachless (therefore had hours to spare) we had several other fun adventures as well. Some planned, some spur of the moment. Here's our first one.
We made a major detour on our traveling day to hit Bryce Canyon. This was just a taste, a 'see if we'd like to come back here for real' kind of sidetrip.
And, yeah, I totally pulled off the road at the first 'scenic viewpoint' because holy cow!!!
Seeing how this part of the trip was a last-minute decision, Thomas wasn't super happy about this whole outing. He appreciated the cool factor and really did okay, but it was Monday, which meant we were supposed to drive to the hotel and he got to swim. That's it. Our fault.
(All photos SOOC (besides the awesome black eye-bands I spent so much time on for anonymity purposes!) ;)