In September 2017 I went on a cross-country road trip with my mom’s brother, Alan and my grandpa. My grandpa is 84 years old and had a senior National Park life time pass that him and my grandma got years ago for about ten bucks. With his pass, we made it to seven national parks in a couple weeks time. We drove all the way from Buffalo to as west as Utah. Those two weeks will forever hold a special place in my heart. The memories I made with my uncle and grandpa, especially at my grandpas age, I will have forever. I got so much closer with the both of them and we saw some incredible things that mother nature has granted the U.S. This road trip opened to my eyes to the beauty my very own country holds and how important it is to protect these lands.
Stop number 4 – we drove from Wyoming to Utah to reach Zion National Park. It was definitely a change of scenery from Yellowstone and Grant Tetons. The rock formations here were bright red and the trees had a deep color of green to them. The two dark boldness of these things combined made it feel like I was in a theme park. It really didn’t feel real being inside Zion!
In order to reduce our carbon footprint and damage to the park, Zion doesn’t allow personal vehicles to be driven through the park. Instead, they provide busses to take you to each stop. We went to every stop but my pictures don’t do them justice.
On our way out of Zion we stopped at a lookout point. Me and Alan climbed some rocks – scary, but fun.