I remember before we left on our trip that I was looking forward to seeing the Southwest. One of the main reasons was the Grand Canyon. Now, I think I’ve seen enough. I was looking forward to spending a few WEEKS out here. NOT a few MONTHS. We stayed in the hot, dry desert since the beginning of April! I get the fact that I’m lucky to be doing this but I honestly couldn’t stay out there any longer. Sure there were really cool places. I loved the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks.
The rock formations were amazing, but eventually everything seemed the same. Deserts, rocks, and canyons. I hadn’t seen rain for months. I’d been out there so long that nothing was special anymore. I remember one day when it was around 115 degrees!
But now we are finally out of the dry, dusty desert. I never could have imagined how glad I was to see something green besides a cactus. Don’t get me wrong, the national parks we stayed at were great, but I could never live in Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah. When we got out of the desert and I saw trees and bodies of water, I was so relieved. A few days ago we were staying at a state park were there are waterfalls. Now we are in Rocky Mountain National Park. Finally, everywhere I look there is not dust, dirt, and rock. I like it that way.