Our Summer Trip
In late June of 2018, my boyfriend Tyler and I took a week-long vacation in Utah. When Tyler was growing up, he frequently went to Utah to visit his grandparents. I had never been to Utah before and I was excited to explore the beautiful national parks. This trip included a lot of firsts for the two of us and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
After driving for nearly 12 hours in one day, we finally made it to Logan, Utah. I got to meet Tyler’s grandparents and we stayed at their house for a few nights. We spent our days sightseeing in Logan Canyon and swimming in his grandparents’ pool. We also went to Sacrament on Sunday, which was a first for me.
On our way to Moab, Utah we passed through Salt Lake City. We spent a few hours exploring the LDS temple, which is where Tyler’s other grandparents got married almost 80 years ago. We also stopped to see the Great Salt Lake. We wanted to float in the salty water but ran away in disgust when we discovered it is infested with brine shrimp and flies.
The first national park we visited was Arches in Moab, Utah. We had no idea that there could be hundreds of miles of nothing until we went to Moab. This was the hardest part to drive but Arches was one of coolest parks to explore. We stayed in the park until it was pitch black out and got up early the next morning to see the sunrise.
Our second to last stop on the trip was Bryce Canyon National Park. Tyler and I love hoodoos, so much that we bought a mini LEGO version of Thor’s Hammer as a souvenir. On our way out of the park we also stopped at Red Canyon, where we were able to see even more hoodoos and it was less crowded.
Zion National Park was the last stop on our trip. After driving for 8 or more hours each day, we were exhausted and ready to go home. Zion was gorgeous and is a park we plan on visiting again. We were excited to drink purified spring water from the mountains, which was very chalky. The 100-degree weather didn’t stop us from having an amazing trip that we will remember forever.