Let’s keep it real friends, I felt like posting.
Mainly because I don’t know what to say and in the same breath I feel like I have too much to say. So instead I want to post some things that have been sitting in the draft folder that I still want to document and save in this space of mine. So, back to our trip!
This was our 3rd & 4th stop on our cross-country trip moving Eddie back to Charleston after finishing his duty station in San Diego ((you can see stop one here)). Zion National Park was, well, incredible. Bryce Canyon was also one of those places that just made your eyes sing! (yes, eyes singing, it’s insane haha)
ZION NATIONAL PARK
This park, hands down, was my favorite.
I don’t know that I can put into words how beautiful it was and how quick of a drive it is from one end of the park to the other (I think it was right around 45 minutes).
On our way to our rental (located right outside of the park entrance) it started snowing on us. It was so beautiful watching the snow come down and wake up to a chill in the air. We only did one small hike while visiting Zion as we were on a tight schedule but we did multiple drives through the park to get from our rental to the small town where we grabbed some delicious food and did a little store browsing.
Where we stayed
While scouring through Airbnb I found this little ranch/resort space that rented out cabins and it was incredible.
We stayed in this one and it was outfitted with a small kitchen, a couch and a tv, a cozy bed, and a wonderful shower!
Where we ate
Deep Creek Coffee Company – I got a lavender mocha (yummmm) and one of the most scrumptious sandwiches ever, their “Luci” bagel sandwich which has feta, hummus, avocado, sweet peppers, mixed greens, tomato, red onion and a garlic aioli. YUM YUM YUM.
Bit & Spur Restaurant & Saloon – Ok, this meal was, so freaking good. I don’t remember exactly what Eddie got but I devoured the carne asada in a way I haven’t before. Definitely grab some grub here!
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
After our last morning hike at Zion National Park we started towards Bryce Canyon National Park which is just 72 miles away. Along the way I had Eddie pull over for one of the (many!) rock shops so I could browse and bring home some pieces. I am so pumped to have added these bad boys to my home.
The airbnb we were staying at in Bryce Canyon recommended us stopping by this road side site called the “Belly of the Dragon” and y’all it was worth the stop! It was truly a pull off the side of the road and look for a trail and take the 10 minute detour to walk it. YES.
Speaking of the Airbnb, we were in love with it. I wish we were able to stay more than one night because the bed was so comfy, they left us great treats, and had the most perfect little kitchen for us to cook some food (we grabbed groceries on the way to the airbnb).
It was COLD here friends, like really cold. When we drove to Bryce Canyon we pulled off at an overlook that was about 8,000 feet up, super windy, and just breath taking! We didn’t get to explore too much of the park but what we saw was incredible.