Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bryce Canyon Fall Trip

My family and I have been blessed with the opportunities over the years to travel around the country and to see many of the beautiful places within the United States, and even Canada. One of my favorite places on earth, and indeed a place we have now returned to for the third time a few weeks ago, is Bryce Canyon National Park in the southern end of Utah.

It truly is a beautiful and magical place. It was especially fun this time because my sister and her terrific husband went with us to enjoy God's handiwork. It was spectacular with the cool autumn air and the leaves on the trees beginning to turn a myriad shades of yellow, orange and red as we drove.

My only regret was that we didn't have much time to enjoy down there and unfortunately no time to do any hiking. My wife, daughter and me did manage to hike some of the trails last time down here and it was fantastic, even though we were worn out at the end of the day. Not real sure I could do that now due to various medical issues and being greatly out of shape accordingly. Anyway, the trip was fantastic in its beauty and in shared times with family, and it just don't get any better than that!


J. Marquis said...

Wow, great scenery. I need to get out there sometime.

T. Paine said...

Yeah, if you get the chance, it is definitely worth the trip. Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Canyonlands National Park, The Grand Escalante Staircase National Monument, and Capitol Reef National Monument are all there within a couple hundred miles from each other at the southern end of the state, and if you wanted then you could cross the border into Arizona and see the Grand Canyon to finish the trip. This is a great time of year to go since it is no longer so stinking hot down there. I'd definitely recommend it!