Back from Vacation to Another New Year

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Me Angel's Landing

Me atop Angel’s Landing, Zion, Utah!

Back from Vacation to Another New Year

Happy new year everyone!!! I can’t believe we’re on to 2015. Now it’s time to get back to the normal swing of things. For our winter break, my hubby and I decided to ditch civilization and head out for some much needed natural therapy. We’ve talked a lot about going out to Utah, because I remember so many beautiful cross-country family road trips when I was a kid, and I was aching to go explore that area again, and he’d never been there. We headed out to the incredibly gorgeous Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park. I actually didn’t realize that Zion is only about two hours out from Las Vegas! Both of these places are unreal! To most of us, a brand new year means a nice fresh start, or trying something new and challenging our comfort zones. We certainly did that. I am NOT a fan of heights, but we charged up the super-intimidating Angel’s Landing in Zion. Many parts of this trail leave you on paths that are only two or three feet wide with a 1,500 foot drop on either side. Fortunately you have chains to hold onto, but still! Holy vertigo and fear-activated jello legs. But I did it, and it felt amazing! This is the second time I challenged my fear of heights, with the first being a skydiving adventure my hubby surprised me with for my birthday several years ago! Man it feels good to go head first into something new that you never thought you’d do, and succeeding! This kind of experience definitely translates into many areas of your everyday life, and it was the perfect way to start the new year, as a reminder that the sky is the limit.

We headed off to Bryce Canyon the next day. The whole park basically represents the inspiration behind the Thunder Mountain railroad at Disneyland. I’ve seen it once when I was 18, but this time I actually enjoy hiking, and we hiked it in the snow…it was 18° F out! It was just simply magical. For any of you who haven’t yet heard of either of these two places, GO! Utah is such a beautiful state, and it certainly doesn’t end with these two places.

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Entering Zion

Entering Zion National Park

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Atop Angel's Landing

View from Angel’s Landing, Zion, Utah

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Us Leaving Zion

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Andrew at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Back from Vacation to Another New Year - Zion Icicles

Giant icicles in Zion National Park, Utah

So now it’s back into blogging, trying to catch up after such a nice retreat away from it all into nature…it’s always hard to come back after a vacation, even if you love what you do!

3 Comments

    • Lana January 5, 2015 / 11:02 am

      Thanks girl! It was definitely a great adventure! I love your new post too, looking good!

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