It was sad to begin the last day.
We drove to Bryce Canyon (about an hour and a half -88 miles)
All of the hikes were TOTALLY different and would be hard to rank.
Bryce and Zion both had $25.00 entry fees per vehicle but are good for 3 days.
I had a blast with my girls!
And again- the weather was AMAZING!
God's handy work!
I wanted to see the country- if we go again, I will probably fly into Vegas and drive 2 hours to Zion- but I do not regret driving.
We rented a nice car and drove a cool route. And we timed it so that the night time parts had little scenery to miss.
Again our route from B'ham.
Saturday Departure around 9:30 PM.
I-59 toward Tuscaloosa, through Jackson and Shreveport in the dark- arriving in Dallas early AM on Sunday...no traffic.
Up to Amarillo, TX and then stopped in Albuquerque just before dark. We 'slept' from 9 PM mountain time and left around 5AM toward Flagstaff, AZ.
Arizona up to Zion was a pretty drive- could have taken in the Easter rim of Grand Canyon- but glad we got to Zion with time to Hike on Monday.
The Colorado drive was BEAUTIFUL.
Then the LONG HAUL.. and we just kept going..... using all of our drivers!
We did not stop to see Canyon Lands or the Monument at Grand Junction- but it all looked awesome!
Here is sunrise in Kansas... a long nothingness!
St. Louis was our worst traffic except NASHVILLE was the usual parking lot...uggh!
Here is the final leg home- 2056 miles and almost 33 hours- without stopping except to eat.
ARRIVAL BIRMINGHAM- HOME- AT 9:30 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 6
TURNED IN CAR ON SATURDAY ABOUT 11 AM
It was surprisingly economical for a week long family trip of 5 people.
Costs were (approximate):
Rental car and gas... $850.00
Rooms- 1 night in Albuquerque and 3 nights in Zion $700.00
Misc- shirts- etc 250.00
So the entire week was about $2500.00
All in all- something I will never forget and always cherish!
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:5 ESV)