• M. J. Wild

Road Trip 2019

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” -Susan Sontag

This past spring we randomly and spurt of the moment decided we wanted to take a trip out to Utah. Why? Because why not!? I booked and paid for our campground so there was no backing out. We planned and prepped for our trip cross country. October 12th was the day we decided to leave on our epic adventure. Neither one of us had ever done anything like this and we couldn't wait to hit the road.

We planned every stop we would make along the way and decided we would just drive until we couldn't drive anymore. We planned on 3 days there and 3 days back. It would take approximately 40 hours to reach Utah from Vermont including our detoured stops.

On our way there we only planned on stopping at one place. our route would take us on I-90 to I-80. It would take us through 9 states including Utah. The one stop we planned on making was at Antique Archeology aka American Pickers. We ended up stopping at Niagara Falls as well which was slightly out of the way, but we were so close we decided to go for it.

On the way back we took a little bit of different route. We took I-70 back making several stops in between. some of the random stops included the Giant Van Gogh Painting, Kaskaskia Dragon, a town full of giant random things and giant soda cans. Other Stops we planned on making would be Bryce Canyon, Moab, Arches National Park And the Wizard of Oz Museum.

Upon reaching Utah we would reach our destination of Zion National Park. The campground we were staying at was Zion Canyon Campground. We planned on staying there for 5 days. While staying there our plan was to do some hiking and exploring the park and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, my boyfriend broke his leg and dislocated his ankle back in August resulting in surgery and a long recovery. It didn't stop us from taking out trip just changed a few of our hiking plans.

It was an absolutely amazing trip and we can't wait to visit again as soon as possible.

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” -John Muir

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