Monday, October 13, 2008


We decided, having a 3 day weekend, to escape bear markets and anti-gay politics and seclude ourselves in a cabin just outside Zion's National Park. Not even a cell phone signal could find us.

I was feeling good, even after last week, but this was exactly what I needed to top off the tank in the last stretch to the November elections.

Just look at this:

How could anyone think of politics there, right? Even better, the fall colors were on:
I love the scenery but the boys get a big kick out of finding photo opportunities to use to freak out Gramee, who is deathly afraid of heights:

I photoshopped Rob's hand out of that first one but I should alter the angle of that tree in the last one.

Anyway, if we ever move from Utah, we'll all miss what we get from our quick trips to our amazing national parks down south.
Now back to work, and for a couple of great reasons.


Evan said...

Great pictures! Glad you guys had a good time.

I have never been to Zion National Park, but I've heard how amazing it can be :)

Ophidimancer said...

Wow, those are gorgeous pictures! It looks like it was a great trip.

My family used to go to a lot of National Parks, but now the last of my siblings is at college.

We haven't done a family outdoors trip in a long time.

The last family trip we had was pretty good, though. I married my husband in June during a family trip to San Francisco. :)

Queers United said...

looks like a fun time

Chris said...

Good lord! You people with your little "family" really are going to be the end of civilization as we know it.


Serendipity said...

If this doesn't show strengthening the family as the central unit of society, I don't know what does.

One of my favorite vacations with our family was Zions N.P. in October 3 years ago.

Thanks for lifting my spirits tonight with your post!

Scot said...

Evan, you need to plan a trip to tour southern Utah. It is amazing. Again, we should aim for a moho-homo summit or something down in Moab :-).

Ophidimancer: Congratulations! Let's hope the law stays.

When you have kids (if you are headed in that direction) I've found a lot of old family traditions take on new life. You'll find yourself dragging them all over to the National Parks for new experiences :-).

Chris. Man, where you been? Busy destroying civilizations yourself I bet :-).

Serendipity: Thank you. That was very nice of you to say.