Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Our first freeform day was also our first day hiking with the kiddos. Thus far our trip had been planned childfree, as we were very concerned about safety at Angel’s Landing and in the Narrows. We decided to start with an easy hike for the kids, 1.3 miles up The Watchman Trail. Although reviews stated … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Good morning! Today we’re sharing our trip through the Narrows, one of the most iconic places at Zion National Park! We planned to be on the trail to the Narrows from the Grotto parking lot by first light, about 7am. Our plan was to hike out to Wallstreet, see how we were feeling, and decide … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

We’re back! After completing the trek out to Angel’s Landing, we took a quick stretch break at the Scout Lookout, picked up our packs, and headed off on the West Rim trail towards our overnight campsite. Scout Lookout We had about a 4 mile hike remaining to get to our campsite (Campsite 1 on the … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

We’re back with another Zion update! We arrived at Zion in the late afternoon on our third day of travel, and our first stop was the Zion Visitor Center to pick up our backpacking permits. Our initial plan had been to hike the Narrows top down, but unfortunately the threat of rain and the recent … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

Hi everyone! This week we embarked on our long-anticipated road trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon! For the past couple of years we have been discussing a backpacking trip with our family, and over a year ago we decided on Zion as the place it was going to happen. We’ve planned for months … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

#TravelBackThursday Great Smoky Mountains National Park and an Asheville Wedding

Today we're sharing our quick trip to Asheville, NC in the fall of 2016 for Jordan's brother Brian's wedding! We of course decided to make a little bit of a trip out of it and visited the Great Smoky Mountains while we were there. One of our first stops was Clingmans Dome, the highest point … Continue reading #TravelBackThursday Great Smoky Mountains National Park and an Asheville Wedding

#TravelBackThursday Rocky Mountain National Park and a Red Rocking Wedding

Hi everyone! Today we're sharing a trip from July of 2016, to Colorado for Jordan's brother Morgan and sister-in-law Jewels' wedding! Morgan and Jewels were married at the beautiful venue Red Rocks, just outside of Denver. The wedding ceremony was gorgeous, and afterwards they provided tickets for everyone to attend the Avett Brothers' concert at … Continue reading #TravelBackThursday Rocky Mountain National Park and a Red Rocking Wedding

#TravelBackThursday Washington, DC, NYC, Chincoteague, and Shenandoah National Park

This week we're sharing a trip from 2016, when Jordan and I headed up to Washington, DC, New York City, Chincoteague Island, and Shenandoah National Park! Jordan and I decided to take a trip up the east coast, so that we could check off a few bucket list vacation spots, including visiting the wild ponies … Continue reading #TravelBackThursday Washington, DC, NYC, Chincoteague, and Shenandoah National Park