Travel | Salt Lake City

After a mere 12 hours in the car covering over 700 miles we arrived at Salt Lake City with two sore butts in need of a bed and some food. You would think after this long trek we would just crash at the hotel but not the case when you roll with me, Mrs. I-want-to-do-and-see-it-all! I told Ryan that I reallllly wanted to see the Temple and couldn’t leave SLC without seeing it. Of course, Ry couldn’t begin to understand why I wanted to see it so bad but I have a deep love for beautiful churches simply because they just don’t make them like they used to. Despite Ryan constantly referred to it as a Cathedral, I think he finally understood its significance when I tried to explain to him that this is the mecca of the Morman church, kind of like the Vatican in Rome.

I was dying to see the inside of this magnificent building, but obviously we were not permitted so we opted to see the replica in the Visitors Center. I was shocked to see that the inside is filled with over a dozen individual rooms rather than one large aisle with pews like a traditional Catholic church.

We ran into an older gentleman serving as a tour guide who explain that the Morman Tabernacle Choir was rehearsing later that evening and that it was the “hottest show in town”. Ryan was about to send a message out to his tweeps letting them know where the party was at but instead we opted for the Beehive Bar.  

After enjoying our dinner at the Beehive, we headed to bed as we had a 3am wake-up call scheduled because we would be traveling to Glacier National Park in Montana! Unfortunately, our party at the Morman Tabernacle Choir would have to wait until next time.


Friday | Picture of the Week | Week 36

Good morning from Utah! Like I said, I have been in love, amazed, and in awe of the majestic clouds. In Los Angeles we rarely, as in like never, get clouds like this! The last time I saw these type of clouds was over a year ago while visiting my parents! I am not sure if these are old news to most, but I have to say I wish clouds like these filled the skies of my pictures every day! Just one of the many things I will treasure about this trip {besides my hubby, co-pilot companion}!


Sights of the West

As Ryan posted earlier this week, we are heading across the west on a National Park tour to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We have driven over 2,500 miles {and aren’t even finished yet}, we have seen some of the most beautiful sights American has to offer. I can’t get over how breathtaking the farm lands of the western states are. No matter where we looked we saw patina wooden barns lit up by the golden grass and big beautiful clouds creating the ceiling to a picture perfect America.

This was taken somewhere near Cedar Springs, Utah. As we drove through, the clouds kept building looking more and more magical every hour that passed. Seeing the “big sky” of the west was something I was excited for so I was very happy when these clouds appeared! 

We left Salt Lake City at 3am so we cruised through most of Idaho in the dark but we were still able to see a bit of its all American farm lands. It seemed as if the more north we drove the nicer the people were. Ryan took this picture in the early morning hours while crossing through Idaho. 

I can’t wait to find out what we will see next on the rest of our journey!