Friday, March 11, 2011

Zion + Winter

A couple of weeks ago Scott, Lucy and I headed off to Southern Utah hoping for some sunny weather.  We didn't get any sun, but we did avoid the snow storms that hit northern Utah.  And we also got to spend one whole day in Zion's National Park.  It was a quick trip down.  Half a day to drive down, a full day in the park with a 16-month-old and then half a day drive back.  

When I think of Zion, I think of red rock, blue skies and hot weather.  But it is really pretty in the winter too.  Almost no one was there, all of our favorite restaurants were still open, and we could drive our car through the park versus taking the bus.  The only problem is that we didn't quite bring enough warm clothes.  Luckily, Lucy is a rockstar and loves hiking.  Even when my batteries died during the hike, and I walked back down to get my backpack (which I always usually have on), to get the batteries I knew I packed, only to realize I packed my light meter batteries instead.  Luckily, there were some used batteries in there with enough charge.  And back up the hike we went only to realize we were about 100 yards away from the finish when I turned around and went back down.  Oops!

It was great a little mid-winter break.  Just enough to carry us through to Spring.

1 comment:

melissa said...

Oh, how I want to be in the desert right now! It sounds like you had a great time. I am truly jealous! I love the pebbles shot.