Back in 2015, I posted my United States Bucket List and as you can see, I got to cross a few places off my list!
Monument Valley, Utah
This was our longest drive of the trip. I figured we would rather drive 6.5 hours on our first day than try to make that drive on our last. Since we would literally drive pass all the same towns and landmarks on our way back, we only stopped for gas and to eat to ensure we would make it to Monument Valley before sunset. Monument Valley is remote. You really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, and it’s awesome. Monument Valley straddles the Arizona/Utah border… Forrest Gump Point (the picture below) is in Utah, and the visitors center, where you can photograph the “mittens”, is in Arizona. While you can book many different types of tours in the area, we only went to the valley to sight-see and of course, take tons of pictures. It’s definitely a drive but definitely worth the trip! One of highlights of day one, or should I say night one, was getting to see the Milky Way with the naked eye. When Lyndon and I went to Africa in December, I told Lyndon that I really wanted to see the Milky Way. I dragged my tripod across the Atlantic just so I could photograph it. Unfortunately for me, the Milky Way was not over Zimbabwe at that time, but I did get to see a sky full of bright stars which was still awesome.
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend (Page, Arizona)
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Zion National Park, Utah
Drive Time: Utah Airbnb to Zion National Park – 1 hour // Zion National Park to Las Vegas – 2.5 hours
Hotel: Wynn Las Vegas