Every journey is a quest, whether you know it or not. The people and experiences will ebb and flow by themselves- don’t deny yourself these adventures.
Journey to The Canyon
So this is what happens when you invite yourself on road trips.
Several months ago, I invited myself on a trip with my bestie from Jr. High (Citrus Hills!!!!! Wow that takes me back) and her friends. She was telling me about it and I was like- hey I'm coming with you. Fast forward several months and I’m on a flight to Ontario, CA. The Grand Canyon had always been on my bucket list, but not as high up there as international travel. I can’t help it- I’m a beach girl, so when I vacay, it’s to the ocean, wherever that may be, and not so much an outdoorsy explore America vacay. But when I do get to explore America, I always wonder why I haven’t done it SOONER.
PRO TIP: Apparently, locals refer to the Grand Canyon- “the canyon”.
I'm still not sure how I would like to refer to it. THE Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon. The grand canyon. The canyon. REALLY THOUGH Does it matter? Y’all know what I’m talking about.
I really wanted to go on this trip to get some awesome landscape photos and have some girl time. This past years’ trips have been to see friends and family, and not anything recreational. Which is completely fine, but sometimes I get that itch to explore, experience, create, and soak in new views. I really wasn't sure what it would actually be like- the canyon. I've seen pictures, like everyone else. But to stand at the edge and look down down down, and still NOT see the bottom. Wow, what an experience.
We had plenty of snacks for the road, all 6.5 hours drive of it. Oh and along the way it snowed. We may or may not have been driving through a blizzard, but it’s cool, everything's fine. 40 miles of limited visibility. 4 girls packed into a Honda Fit. Who’ve never driven in snow. 10 pm at night. In the middle of nowhere. It’s fine. EVERYTHINGS FINE.
On our way out, we saw this cool looking sign: Fred’s Diner and Bedrock City. It looked faded and worn out, a perfect recipe for exploring and spontaneity. It was a $5 fee to get into the back to see Bedrock City and wow it was fun! #worthit. It was a couple acres of nothing but flintstone inspired homes and cars and everything you could imagine! It felt like we had been dropped right into the Flintstone cartoon. So, if you’re on your way back from the Canyon, check it out- the kiddos will love it too.
As we entered the home stretch into California, we took a scenic route through the desert. It was gorgeous and full of interesting things to see, abandoned buildings, de-capitated palm trees, names written in rocks along the railroad tracks for miles and miles and miles- I have it on my list to go back. So, who’s down for next roadtrip and where should we go?