I’m getting closer and closer to finishing my thesis. Just the conclusion left, eeee!!! We’ll see if I can make it happen in the next few weeks. Meanwhile…. back on spring break, Laura and I had just left Death Valley and were on the road to Mt. Zion via Las Vegas, baby!
Although we wouldn’t be stopping for a big party, we definitely needed some lunch and headed over to Lotus of Siam the best Northern Thai food you’ll ever try and recommended by none other than Anthony Bourdain from Parts Unknown. Maiiii Gahhh you have to go try it. Flip to the back of the menu, the Northern Thai dishes, that’s where they grew up, and that’s their speciality so pass on the pad Thai at this place.
It was about a 5 hour drive but we stopped for lunch and here and there until we finally made it!
Van and all, stopped for a photo right at the gate. Like I said before we had not booked any campsites prior to the trip and found out quickly that the campsites inside Zion were already filled to the brim. Luckily, Laura secured a spot at an RV park right outside the gate for our first night there where we were able to get wood for a fire and a hot shower! yeehaw!
Even saw some goats on a hill as we rounded one of the bends on our first drive through the park. It was so beautiful driving through here. After a drive through the park, dinner, and a hot shower we were off to bed for an early rise the next morning to hike to the top of Angel’s Landing. We also wanted to get a spot at the campsite inside the park the next morning if possible, so we went over to get in line. What a line it was. Waiting for a campsite delayed us for over 2.5 hours! Had we known it was going to be that bad we would have woken really early, driven over and parked our car in the line and taken a nap.
At the base of angel’s landing. Although the sign for the hike says it’s 2.5 miles one way, don’t be fooled, it’s straight up the side of a cliff, it’s steep as all get out, and when you get to the landing area, there’s about another 2 miles to get to the tippy top of the peak.
This wasn’t very long after we began our hike. It was a pretty steep incline winding up and up and up.
\Okay, this was pretty much straight up and down, we’ve got to be there soon… right?!
After we’d had our fair share of time at the top we began our descent.
Descending… descending. Back down to the ground soon. At the bottom we got back on the shuttle and rode it all the way to the end so we could see where the Narrow’s hike begins and then stopped at the resort inside Zion to go to the gift shop.
Kitchen is right behind us in the back of the van which was really nice. We also decided on a campfire and played games, listened to music and stayed up until we couldn’t anymore because we were just too tired. Then, we were off to bed.
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