Our adventure started with the guy below. Know how you are going 65 mph and then you come to a small town and slow down to 35 mph for like 10 seconds while you pass through? We did it and came around the corner to a cop car. Even though I was totally okay on the speed limit I always know coppers are out to get me so I froze up. I made sure to not make eye contact as we passed and then Aaron and my bro Dan busted out laffing. "He was the ugliest ever!!... Did you see his stash?!... He was fake!!" I couldn't believe it and we turned around and pulled up next to him and took a picture. Thank goodness he was fake... how awkward would that have been? "Uhhhhhhh... hi sir.... uhhh... you're really ugly... I mean... where is the closest... uhhh... gas station?..."
That evening and next morning we drove through the park enjoying the beauty.
Check out this funky tree!
My ears were burning with the cold so I took the hood off my coat and wore it. Yes, I do realize I looked ridiculous and found joy in hearing the foreigners laff at me. Aaron called me his astronaut. :)
Then we came to a Scenic Byway. I don't know that it has a specific name but it was on the way to Escalante State Park. It was INCREDIBLE. HUGE dropoffs on both sides of the road. It was gorgeous and so inspiring. I especially love how you can see the trees winding with the river in the picture below. I bet it looks way cool in the summer.
Sunday we went to church in a little town called Tropic. Then we read the story of the Ressurection and waited anxiously for the Easter Bunny to come! Once he did we all acted very mature... :) We spent the rest of day in the hotel playing games and just enjoying being together.
Monday morning we took off for Bryce Canyon. We enjoyed the scenery.
This is what it looks like when you're at the bottom of the hoodoos!
We walked around down at the bottom for a little bit.
And then back up different switchbacks! (Take note of the skinny rock sticking straight up. I call him Moroni. He'll be in a later picture.)
This is Thor's Hammer. Not sure who Thor is, but the lucky guy got this.