Monday the 19th of September, we left Salt Lake for good. The next part of our journey had begun.
And begun it had, with an influx of the type of activities and experiences that remind us why we ABSOLUTELY LOVE TRAVEL!
It started with a visit to Capitol Reef National Park, and a hike that tested our levels of endurance.
The next day, we traversed a tough (and extremely bumpy road), 50+ miles to Hole-in-the-Rock, a National Monument, and were humbled by the events that transpired there.
Then in the morning, we explored Dry Creek slot canyon, and trekked across the burning desert.
We visited colorful Bryce Canyon National Park, and stayed at a luxury cabin in the Dixie National Forest (eating candlelight dinners and singing Christmas songs).
Not a bad week 🙂
But it's not just all the fun activities that fosters our love of travel.
It's all the small moments that make it up - gazing at the stars in the Southern Utah desert; watching the sun rise on an open horizon; testing our personal endurance in nature's playground; quiet family chats by lamp light; listening to coyotes howl or elks bugle; the intimate association with our natural environment; the surplus of quality family time; the freedom to go and do what we want.
In each moment - whether it's hurdling an obstacle on a hike, or mustering the personal forbearance to manage a mini 'crisis', or taking-in the scenery of a spectacular view - it's an opportunity for growth and improvement, which is the natural byproduct of traveling.
Why do you love to travel?
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