When Demi told me that her grandparents lived in Midway, I knew that we had to plan a trip together to go visit. I was so happy when she invited us to join her mom, Austin, and her on their weekend getaway.
Park City has been on our state to-do list for a while now, Derek hadn’t been since he was a baby, and I hadn’t been since I was a kid. Like most of our short trips, we had so much fun and I wondered why we waited so long to visit.
We enjoyed our time spent with Austin and Demi, and her family. We loved the small town feel, cute little mom and pop shops, and the 70 degree weather. We rode the alpine slide, ate too much food, stayed up too late, and I reminded myself how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful state and to be surrounded by such great people.
Leaving town for the weekend has always been one of my favorite things to do, especially this time of year since it is too hot to do anything outside. In the last couple of years, Derek and I have seen almost everything we want to see in our home state, Utah, and (surrounding areas) thanks to these short weekend trips. Some of the things we’ve done together, Derek or I had done before growing up, but it is so much different since we’re older now and get to experience it together.
Our Utah list that we’ve seen/done together: (and have spent a short weekend doing so)
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Zion National Park
- Moab (Arches National Park)
- Camping on Cedar Mountain
- Ice Skating in Cedar City
- Clubbing in Las Vegas
- See a Las Vegas Show
- Snowboarding in Brian Head
- Christmas Lights at Temple Square/Salt Lake City
- Lake Powell (AZ)
- The North Rim of the Grand Canyon
- Park City
Things that are still on our list:
- Horseshoe Bend
- Camp on a house boat on Lake Powell
- Visit the Salt Flats
- Canyonlands National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park
If you are like me and love to see the beauty that this world has to offer, I suggest you start planning weekend getaways. They’re fun, cheap, and a non a stressful way to travel. Especially if you stay in your home state and get to spend time with friends and family while doing so!
Onto the next adventure, Wren