I was lucky enough to do some traveling this summer. Here are pictures and explanations from two of my trips. There are more to follow.
In June, Amelia and I went to NYC. It was great to be back in that amazing city, but to see Amelia experience for the first time was even better. Have I ever mentioned that I love hot dogs?! A lot of people told me not to eat a hot dog from a street vendor, so we bought them up by the Met, tricking ourselves into thinking they would be of a better quality. They were delicious.
Here we are taking an evening stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge. This was one of my favorite activities of the trip because there were a lot of people out for an evening stroll, and we got to see some amazing views of the city.
We also went to Boston for a day. Here we are with my friend Mark Hartvigsen who went with us to NYC. He is a good friend from my BYU-I days. We had a great time riding the China Town Bus to Boston and back.
I also went to Zion National Park for for the first time this year. I have been twice now, and I love it. Although I have grown up going to deep green mountains and fields of vibrant wildflowers, I loved spending time in the redness of Southern Utah. I love the many shades of color on the rock and bowing before the power of water that shapes the canyons and rock formations. On my second trip Mark and I decided to hike Angel's Landing.
Here I am at the top of the world, or so it seemed at the time.
We are getting pretty good at taking pictures of ourselves. I really enjoyed this hike. Mark is from St. George so he has done it many times, and it was fun to be in a place that means so much to him.