Grand Canyon, Zion & Bryce…Oh My!
“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”
Hope you’ve had a grand week…ours has been WILD! This particular leg of the Great Bohemian Gazelle Writing Road Trip has been heavy on the road travel and light on the writing – but boy, am I ever getting productive in one-hour chunks of time.
Mother Nature has stolen the show yet again this past week…the scenery has been stunning.
After leaving Sedona, we headed to the Grand Canyon:
Then we drove north towards Zion National Park, passing Vermillion Cliffs on the way:
Zion National Park was absolutely incredible…rather surreal at times:
And the drive itself was a hoot! Here is one of the tunnels:
After Zion, we had some time so we took someone’s suggestion to visit the Old Pariah town site, just east of Kanab, Utah. This turned out to be a bit of an adventurous drive on an isolated, muddy road so after one too many slippy-slides, I turned the old CRV around and headed back from whence we came. But not before getting this great shot:
And, of course, a fun selfie with Sadie:
Then we continued north to Bryce Canyon and oh my good golly, what a magical place! Here are a few pics:
After Bryce, we had quite the hoof north to Salt Lake City and then west towards Reno, Nevada…more photos to come in next week’s blog.
We are now settled into a cozy ski cabin in Lake Tahoe and are staying put for a whole four days. I am writing to my heart’s content and getting caught up on some other work, while Sadie recuperates.
Unfortunately, my furry friend had an elbow injury – not on the slopes, as you might surmise from the sunglasses…rather, just getting out of the car and stepping into too deep of a snow drift, I suspect 🙁
But I am pleased to report that she is already doing a bit better.
Take care, thanks for reading and have an excellent week!
P.S. I love this Emerson quote (and would probably benefit from adhering to it a bit better):
“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are just joining us on our Bohemian Writing Road Trip Adventure & would like to do a little catch-up reading ? here are my previous blogs:
Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life.