My kids wanted to try an RV vacation. I wanted to see the Grand Canyon. My husband probably wanted to relax on a beach. So our family vacation this summer was an RV trip to the Grand Canyon. (Sorry husband.)
Having lived 15+ hours away from family we are no stranger to a long road trip. We were, however, strangers to RV life--or camping in general. But surprisingly we found the RV to be comfortable and the space to be plenty. We could have done without the surprise open cabinet avalanche of dishes every now and then, but that just made it all the more memorable of an adventure from Iowa to Arizona and back.
This was our home for 10 days. (WAY better than a tent, by the way!)
We ventured out of Iowa and Nebraska, visited family in Colorado, and then made our way into Utah. The colors of red and orange and blue skies were beautiful on film!
It was ten million degrees (well maybe 100+) the day we hiked up to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park and we admittedly did not have the two liters of water per person that was suggested, but fortunately we survived. And, it was worth it! After Arches we stayed in Moab for the night and unhitched all of our mountain bikes. The next morning we mountain biked for a couple hours and husband was in heaven. We then made our way to our next RV resort outside Zion National Park. In Zion we hiked the Narrows (aka a very muddy river). It was a highlight of our day, for sure! The next day was the day we would see the Grand Canyon, but fog set in. We had a nice breakfast in the Lodge restaurant, hoping the fog would lift, but it never did. Shortly after, it started storming, making it almost impossible to drive out of the park. The fog and storms were such a huge disappointment. We headed north to Park City for Olympic Park. We spent the day in Park City in Olympic Park and it was such a fun experience--we highly recommend it!
After our adventure through Utah we headed back toward home and stopped for a family wedding. (See photo above.) <3
Most of these photos were taken with my Pentax 645n (portra 400 & ektar films) and a few were taken with my iPhone and Pentax point n shoot.