7 results found for March, 2014

Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy

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En route back to Salt Lake City, we debated making a final hike but instead opted to make our routine visit to my aging grandpa’s house. After all the mayhem of the last year or so, I can’t help but feel like we’ve got to soak up our parents’ parents while we still can. We […]

Overnight in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

Overnight in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

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A half hour drive landed us in the free Stateline campground, which straddles the Utah Arizona border. We unrolled our tent and sleeping bags and were home for the already chilly night. My impulse was to crawl straight in the tent, burrow into the blankets, and call it a night, but the stars had summoned […]

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

Arriving back at the car after four hours in Buckskin Gulch, we were tired and we spent quite a while rallying ourselves to get moving again. Sitting in the car for the rest of the evening was tempting, but we had permits for South Coyotte Buttes good for that day only, and so we drove our […]

Back to Buckskin Gulch

Back to Buckskin Gulch

Just shortly after we were married, our then landlord invited us on a trip hike in Southern Utah. I literally remember Googling the term “slot canyon” and being wildly impressed that such a thing even existed. We went on the trip, totally unprepared for the outdoor adventure that awaited us and had the most memorable […]

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Though the label “spontaneous” is starting to be an umbrella term for just being terrible at planning, we randomly decided to head south last weekend, hoping to commune with the dirt and the sky before I headed in for a minor surgery later this week. We had high hopes that we might obtain a coveted […]

Circle of Life

Circle of Life

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This week has had a sort of “circle of life” flavor” in which we celebrated a loss and a new union all in the same week. On Thursday night, Ben’s little sister married her darling husband Chad. We arrived at the reception center late in the afternoon all feeling a little bit out of energy […]

Let it Go

Let it Go

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While the world has been raving, obsessing, and speculating about Disneys’ latest hit, “Let it Go” from Frozen (which I admittedly haven’t actually seen), what’s been on my mind is the classic e.e. cummings version. let it go – the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise – let it go […]