3 weeks ago
That time @natebachmann & I went on a "real" vacation for the first time in 3 years.
Driving countless miles through desert and vast ancient rock formations in Utah & Nevada; making us feel like teeny pioneering astronauts. Hiking/walking/sweating over 50 miles in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Escalante, Capitol Reef, Mexican Hat, Monument Valley, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona & Las Vegas. Claiming the earth with our toes and braving cliffs to see vistas from above. Smiling at every plant that demanded to be part of this world, despite the harsh conditions. Camping as the moon and stars glowed like diamonds; searching for UFO's (but didn't find any ☹️); diving in cool watering holes off the beaten path; discovering our cooler had been attacked by ravens (go figure, Bmore!), destroying our dinner. Learning about the Spooky 2 and it's frequency powers 👻 . Cry-laughing as we watched best friends @mblum86 & @cjcapizzi renew their wedding vows in front of fake Elvis in a bedazzled white jumpsuit.
Thank you @natebachmann for opening my eyes to a part of this country I shamefully didn't have any interest in. I had no idea the southwest could be so hauntingly gorgeous or that I would inevitably fall in love with it. And thank you to our friends and/or friends of friends who wrote to us, even though some of us have never met, to give us your tips and tricks. You guys rock as deep as the damn Grand Canyon :)
To see more pics & details of our hikes, check out @natebachmann 's 'Southwest Highlights' in his profile - he did an awesome job documenting everything! (Unlike me lol)