May 25, 2010

Anniversary Weekend

So Aaron and I decided to take a weekend trip for our anniversary to Cedar City and Zion National Park.  We had a blast.  We left right from work at about noon on Friday the 14th to drive down.

That evening we found a really neat wooden playground and walking path and did some exploring before dinner.  I wish we had taken some pictures there because the playground was awesome!  It was all made of wood and had all kinds of fun things to play with.

So we spent all day Saturday in Zion.  It was so beautiful... in a desert kind of way...

We did the Angel's Landing hike (as well as a couple smaller ones afterward) which was really neat.  The last stretch of the hike is super steep and you have to use chains to get to the top.  There were some really cool spots along the way...

...And some really steep switchbacks...
...But the view from the top was amazing!
Not that the view from the bottom was bad either:
We had originally planned on going back to Zion on Sunday before we headed back to Provo, since the pass you pay for is good for 7 days, but we were so exhausted from hiking and being out in the sun so we changed our plans and slept in.  It was so nice and so relaxing!  The hotel bed was big, and comfortable, and the hotel breakfast was amazing, complete with hash browns and waffles and sausage.  Once we finally headed out, we stopped at the Parowan petroglyphs...  I guess they were discovered by the LDS pioneers when they first got out west.
And we even made a little friend while we explored!
It was such a fun trip and we had absolutely perfect weather while we were there... nothing like this crazy snow we had today!  Absurd!  But that's a totally different topic...

It's been the best year of my life, married to the best friend I've ever had.  We're so in love, and we're looking forward to many more incredible years to come!

1 comment:

Poem of the Day said...

Hooray! we are so happy for you!