Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Perfect Getaway: Zion National Park

I've decided I am either crazy or dedicated to be taking summer semester classes. Either way, I knew I needed to make the most of the 2 week break ED and I shared in between semesters. We discussed lots of options on where to go. My only criteria was that it be someplace mountainey that I could hike and that wherever we stayed had a shower.

How's this for mountainey?

And how's this for a happy hiker?

What's that? You want a picture of a happy hiking couple? How about three?




In case you skipped over the title of this blog, we went to Zion National Park. It was absolutely amazing! We had perfect weather, we didn't kill each other on the drive to and from, and most importantly, I resisted the urge to push him off the mountain after he made me climb our hardest hike much faster than I am used to (that's putting it nicely). Why in the world my boyfriend feels the need to hike a 5 mile strenuous hike, which they say should take 4 hours, in under 3 (thank you very much), is beyond me!

I present to you, Angels Landing:



Honestly, that doesn't begin to do it justice.

We hiked several other hikes, we ate at amazing restaurants (highly recommend the Spotted Dog), and as for the room with a shower, we stayed at the Novel House; a cozy bed and breakfast where all of the rooms were themed around famous authors. We stayed in the Rudyard Kipling room, not because I had any idea who he was (author of Jungle Book), but because I liked the way the room looked best with it's India/Jungle feel to it.

Lastly, Karina sent me with her version of a "to do" list, as she is often prone to do. I can't share the majority of the list... but I will share item number one because it was one of the first things I did, much to ED's embarrassment.

1. Scream at the top of your lungs from the highest mountain "I'M THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD!"



Blogfully yours,

Summer

7 comments:

MooKoo Joe said...

I just went to Callaway Gardens this past weekend. I thought that place was stunning, but holy wow, it's got nothing on Zion National Park! Haha! (pics from Callaway: http://cid-771e56a1dbab44a3.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Biking%20at%20Calloway%20Gardens )

Also, you failed to mention the theme of your room. Who was your author? Details!

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kel said...

Nice pix, blah, blah.

What was on the rest of the list? You can't open up that can of worms and NOT share!

Susan Mercedes said...

Cute freaking post. I love all the pictures. And I'm so glad you share the rest of the list with Sarah and I yesterday at lunch. Sorry Kelli. If you moved here you'd know. Here's a hint. It starts with "s".

Karina The Russian said...

Wow! what a beautiful getaway!!!!! I'm proud of you guys, planning it together and going on such a difficult hike!!!! Even tho it was a Boob Popping situation at majority of the trip!
Love you!
K

Karina The Russian said...

just say the word.. I'll cut the bitch!.... i thought "floppy vagina" disease has left the town.. obviously not...
Why people cant just be happy... for themselves and other... for fuck sakes!

kel said...

@susan....it starts with the letter s, you say? It has to be salmon. There's just no other explanation....

And you can't trick me into moving back. Snow=hell.