Utah & a little bit of Vegas

Hello again!

So let me just start off by saying that Jason and I originally planned another trip to Iceland in July 2020, but the trip was canceled due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions…. lots of tears

After a few hours online, we found a cheap flight to Las Vegas and decided to rent a car and drive to Zion National Park in Utah. We came up with a short but active itinerary.

  • Day 1- Fly in to Las Vegas – rent a car and drive almost 3 hours to Zion National Park
  • Day 2- Canyoneering and relax
  • Day 3- Hike to Angels Landing & explore The Narrows
  • Day 4- Drive back to Las Vegas for the night
  • Day 5- Bye Bye short trip
  • Flight total: $251.40 round trip (2 people)

I can’t believe that Utah was never on my vacation bucket list. I guess I expected the desert to be boring, but I was wrong. I enjoyed the fact that Nevada and Utah were much different than our other trips. I had a great time visiting Zion National Park and I was in awe of the beautiful canyons and incredible views.

Day 1

Let the travel fun begin…… or so we thought. Our trip got off to a little bit of a rocky start. Our flight was delayed due to a mechanical issue, so this pushed back our arrival time in Las Vegas from 3:17pm to 10:00pm. By the time we arrived in Las Vegas, we were pretty exhausted. Luckily, we were welcomed with a beautiful view of fireworks from the plane.

Unfortunately for Jason and I we still had a few more hours or traveling after our flight landed. We picked up our rental car and drove to Zion National Park. By the time we arrived at our hotel it was already after 2am and we had to be up by 6am the following morning so that we didn’t miss our Canyoneering appointment with East Zion Adventurers. I really have no idea how we were able to get up and function the next day… Champs


The view from our hotel – Driftwood Lodge

If you are visiting Zion National Park for a few days, I suggest purchasing a few grocery items at a cheaper grocery store prior to your arrival. The one supermarket in town was a little pricey for most items we found.

Check out our second day in Utah!

Canyoneering- Utah

Eeek! How in the world do I end up in these wild situations on vacation where i’m somehow dangling off the side of a cliff or anything that makes me cry a little on the inside!?! Ahh yes.. starts with a J.. and ends with a N. My lovely better half.. Jason Jason decided to…

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