This past week Chris & I took a long-weekend trip to Utah to visit family and friends.
I’m doing a 3 part recap of the trip
Part I: A Red, White, and Blue recap with the foods we ate for 4th of July
Part II: Sights from the road (see below)
Part III: Things we did (check back tomorrow!)
If you’ve never driven through Arizona and Utah, there is really some beautiful scenery. You pass through lots of different environments with lots of different plant-life and the variety keeps things interesting. Here’s a little taste of our trip.
Friday, trip to Utah:
We left at 6:45am. Rocky tried to jump in the car with us, having seen the suitcases and knowing that we were going away. Broke my heart, poor baby! (we had a friend come stay with him while we were gone)
The drive was beautiful. It was HOT through Arizona, but soon it cooled down as we continued driving north-bound
First through the Arizona palm-trees in Phoenix
through the windy, mountain roads
Giant rocks of red and brown
Pine trees and fresh mountain air in Utah
Tuesday, return trip:
Crazy red rocks, dotted with green shrubs
A tiny sliver of Lake Powell across the plains
A storm blowin’ in as we approach Tucson
And we made it inside approximately 30 seconds before the bottom of the sky just fell out and Tucson was put on “Severe Storm Warning”, with caution of flooding and damaging wind gusts up to 80 mph in some areas.
Thank goodness we made good time and got home early!
Tomorrow I’ll share some of the more day-to-day things we did while in Utah. Then its back to the daily grind of life here in Tucson. (Pssst: You’re not missing much! I’m just back to the daily grind!)
Do you prefer road trips or flying? I prefer to fly simply because its faster, but there’s really something to be said for long road trips. I really think it lets you get to experience the country in a way you never can if you only fly to your final destination.