Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mini trip to Bryce Canyon

I like to keep an eye on Groupon Getaways because they often have great deals for hotels that are pretty close to home. We usually use them for Park City staycations, but we wanted to get a little farther from home so I jumped on a deal to stay at Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon.

Joe thought it would be fun to leave the day after Thanksgiving (even though we were hosting!) so we booked 2 nights for that weekend. The drive to Bryce isn't too long which is good because Joe is still having trouble from his accident last year. Emilia was so good in the car and didn't fuss the whole drive. The first thing she wanted to do when we got to Ruby's Inn was jump on the bed.

On Saturday, we headed to the park after breakfast. The first thing we did was stop at the Visitor's Center to get Emilia a National Park passport. 

One of the great things about Bryce is that you can drive through it and stop at several beautiful overlooks. 

We really wanted to do a short hike so we headed all the way to the end of the park to a hike that was supposed to be pretty easy. It was honestly a little too much for the 3 of us. It was cold and Joe had a hard time with some of the hills because of his back, but we did it! And then we went back to the hotel room and no one moved until dinner time.

The next day, we stuck to the overlooks. There are plenty of awesome things to see at Sunrise and Sunset points.

There was just a tiny bit of snow on the red rocks. We had hoped there would be a little more. It was so cold, but so beautiful!

We had such a fun trip and we can't wait to get to another National Park!

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