california to nevada to arizona to utah.

Last weekend, we were out on another adventure. This time, we wanted to celebrate Gloria’s 30th doing something new and exciting. Alas, we used up our free rental car days and drove (and drove and drove some more). Eventually, we made it down to Las Vegas.

The last time I was in Vegas was years ago. It must have been over 15 years since the last time I was there. It’s definitely changed from what I remember, lots of new hotel and resorts. Anyway, we spent the day walking in and out of the hotels and shops on the Strip.

…but the final destination on this trip was not Vegas. We wanted to visit Zion National Park. We had never been, but we’ve seen its beauty and magnificence in pictures. We had to see it with our own eyes, so we trekked through Nevada to get to Arizona.

Then we drove (and drove some more) through Arizona to get to Utah, where Zion is located. This was my first time in the state of Utah!

The park is even more beautiful in person. …and yes, I brought my National Park Passport book to get the cancellation stamp!

There are numerous National Parks, all of which are gorgeous in their own way. There are still so many I haven’t seen, but I’m glad to say I can cross this one off of my list.

Needless to say, it was a fantastic road trip. Spent lots of quality time together with the birthday girl, and I’m honored to have spent her 30th birthday with her!



Filed under family, personal, vacation

10 responses to “california to nevada to arizona to utah.

  1. Gina Karas

    That’s so awesome that you did Vegas & Zion! I just got back from Vegas and it had been years for me too! Glad you enjoyed your long trip!
    Happy belated 30th Birthday to Gloria!

  2. Cindy deRosier

    My husband and I did the Zion/Vegas trip (with the Grand Canyon thrown in) when we were engaged. Such great memories! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Happy birthday to Gloria!

  3. You go to the coolest places!

  4. Loving the photos!! You look amazing!!!!!

  5. LISA A.

    I agree with what Jean said. You guys are always on some cool adventure. Fun pictures!!!

  6. MicheLLE

    I’ve always wanted to visit Zion. Looks so pretty.

  7. Nancy

    Love your photos. What a great time. Happy birthday to G.

  8. Zion is absolutely amazing isn’t it? We LOVED it and plan to go back soon:) Glad you had a fun weekend! Thanks for sharing your pics:)

  9. So many fun things you two have done this year!!! Gorgeous photos and I love your black dress + shoes you wore in Vegas — super cute!! 🙂

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