for andrew’s spring break, we obviously wanted to add another national park to our list but were incredibly indecisive about which one. one of the best parts about living on the west coast is that this is where most of the national parks are… I guess that’s why they say the west is the best;)
also, I’m kind of ashamed to say this but I really didn’t want to go to arizona but mostly because we’ve been there so many times. not that we’ve seen all there is to the state because this trip proved that wrong but I just felt like there were so many other places we hadn’t seen.
we decided to go anyways to finish off our arizona np’s and because we’ve already hiked down to the bottom of the grand canyon, our plan was the petrified forest national park and then south for saguaro national park. like all road trip plans… that is not what happened.
petrified forest national park. in 2011, I actually came here on a mission trip to help build a school for the children of the navajos but somehow forgot about the pfnp part. when we drove in, it all came rushing back. it’s funny how memories work.
I’m so slow at posting but I think I kind of like it like that because going through photos is basically reliving the moments. when I found these photos, I actually bursted out in laughter. obviously to you, the reader, this isn’t funny but for me, this is gold as I had almost forgotten about this. andrew and I hiked down to this point and just randomly started dancing like those weird car lot wind blowing noodle things and could not stop laughing.
we decided not to go to saguaro because antelope canyon was basically calling us and on the way there thought that we should stop by horseshoe bend as a ‘might as well’ kind of thing. seriously, what were we thinking? had I known it’s true beauty, I would have come to arizona solely for this view. it is vast. it is amazing. it is beautiful. you hike a small path up and then all of a sudden… it hits you. you’re humbled by how beautiful our world is. it took my breath away, zero exaggeration.
lower antelope canyon. WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAT. this place is definitely over-photographed but for good reason. honestly, what did we do to deserve this beautiful earth as home? in a world with endless injustices, mama earth and her rich beauty is one of the few things that the evils in this world could never take from us.