Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Road Trippin' Part One

Feeling a bit stir crazy over the week-end, Don, Cody and I took off in our 2012 Nissan Altima (see this post)...

















and did a little sight seeing. Well, that's not exactly true. Don and I went sight seeing. Cody went sight listening (an oxymoron of sorts).

Cody is a great traveller, as long as the radio is tuned into a classic rock station and we don't make him get out of the car.

We went to Zion National Park. If you have never been there, you must put it on your bucket list. Zion National Park is in southern Utah, approximately 85 miles from the north rim of the Grand Canyon, 157 miles from Las Vegas and 115 miles from Lake Powell.

The weather was warm and beautiful (high 80's) and, with the exception of Cody grumbling when we made him get out of the car, it was an enjoyable drive.

Below are a few of the pictures we snapped...

Check out the heart shaped cloud, captured completely by accident.


Zion has two tunnels. This is the entrance to the small tunnel.


Inside the small tunnel.



Inside this rock mountain is a 1.1 mile long tunnel.
You can see one of the windows about mid photo.

Here is a zoomed in shot of the window.


This is the entrance to the mile long tunnel. It was Cody's favorite part of the trip. He insisted on riding with his window down so he could hear the echo.

After we left the park, we drove to a ghost town of sorts, but you're going to have to wait and read about that in Road Trippin' Part Two. :)

If you want to know more about Zion National Park, click here. If you would like to see gorgeous, breathtaking photos of the park, do a google image search. You won't be disappointed.

4 comments:

That corgi :) said...

It looks so pretty! I haven't been there, been to Grand Canyon and lots of Colorado and New Mexico which have similar formations, but this is a must see some day indeed!

sounds like a great road trip!

betty

.~*Catrina*~. said...

Wow. That looks gorgeous! I'm definitely going to have to go there some day. I'd love to take my boys on a trip around the US and go to all of the National Parks. :)
I'm glad you all had a good day! :) And I totally love that cool heart cloud you captured!

AsherKade said...

I love trips and traveling....so awesome to see the wonders God gave us that we haven't yet destroyed....
My girlfriend and I are going to Colorado in November to celebrate her birthday and Thanksgiving. I love remote places too...this year the holidays promise to be different. My dad died two days ago.
I absolutely love your new photos. Hopefully you don't mind me saying that you're very pretty in them!
As for the rock stations, I'm liking your son more and more each day. That's the only problem with remote travel. I HATE country music radio stations and/or having no radio at all to listen to!

Lizbeth said...

That is amazing and now I want to hear all about the ghost town. I love watching those shoes on TV.

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