A little bit about our West Adventure

Last Saturday, Caleb and I embarked on a really special adventure. On June 29th, we are going to celebrate two years of marriage, and while two years isn’t a whole lot of years, it’s still been two important years of learning about each other. They’ve also been two very successful years, and for that, we’re extremely grateful.

Over the past week, we’ve visited Rocky Mountain National Park (NP) and Mesa Verde NP in Colorado, and Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Capitol Reef NP, Bryce Canyon NP, and Zion NP in Utah. We also stopped at the Four Corners Monument in New Mexico.

Last night we spontaneously decided to take a small detour on our very carefully planned trip and headed off to Joshua Tree National Park in California early this morning. Tomorrow we’re off to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

This morning we drove through the Mojave Desert, and were blown away by the vastness (and heat) of it all.

For the past 10 days, I’ve journaled about each day, each restaurant, each campsite, each hotel, and each hike. I can’t wait to share the 10000000000 pictures that I’ve taken, the things that I’ve learned, and the ways that I’ve grown as a person and a wife.

I was excited to take this trip with my husband before we left, but words can’t even begin to describe how incredible each day has actually been.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to drive long distances, hike difficult trails, and sleep in a tent. I like the adventurous life, but after the first leg of this trip, I have a new appreciation for a good bed, a soft pillow, and a hot shower.

For now, here is a picture of Caleb and I at Zion National Park, at the top of Angel’s Landing. Please note my very trusty (and very red) bandanna. It’s saved my poor scalp more than once, and I always look awesome.

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