Weekend Warriors…Part II

I’m not entirely sure how it’s gotten to be July already. You know when you’re a kid and time moves sooooo slllloooowwww, especially when you are anxiously awaiting a major event? And your mom tells you, (or in my case, my 5th grade science teacher), “Kids, when you’re an adult, time will speed up.” Boy was Mr. Collins right! I swear it was just Christmas time and I was putting together a little brochure for the gift Steve and I were giving our families. And all-expense-paid trip to…Niagara Falls! I know, I know, in the grand scheme of trips, not terribly exciting. But it’s a convenient place for two families in neighboring countries to come together and, hey, it is a natural wonder of the world! Before I knew it, we were piling into a Town & Country van and driving across upstate New York for the event.

Perhaps I didn’t have a moment to think time was moving slowly as I eagerly awaited the weekend where our families would finally meet because I was too busy whisking off to Utah the weekend before for a 3-day hiking trip. And I certainly couldn’t dwell on the coming of that trip, seeing as we decided to book it the day before we actually left. There are a few perks to dating someone whose work-life can send him anywhere in a minute. Off to Utah we went :)

(And based on my Weekend Warriors, Part I post, here, two weekends after Niagara Falls we whisked off for Bonnaroo…it’s no wonder time seems to be flying!)

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The American Falls…

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The beauty of these powerful falls is just amazing…

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The Canadian, Horseshoe Falls…

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Steve’s papa and his wonderful significant other! (Also my tour-guide from this trip, posted here!)

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The Cyr Parental Unit :)

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My brother was kind enough to snap this next one of Steve and I :)

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Purty…

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I like to imagine this is what it looked like thousands of years ago (minus the little boat!)…

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The Oh Canada, Eh! dinner show. It was a perfect way to host 12 people for dinner and not have to worry about conversation :)

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On to Utah…

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The Island in the Sky area of Canyonlands…

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We are officially in a desert! This kinda reminds me of that one scene from Spaceballs…dink dink :)

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Our trail awaits…

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Ok, that’s a full moon rising. Sooooo amazing!

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The night sky…

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The day sky…

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Steve takes it all in :)

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The rocks and color variations in Canyonlands is impressive…

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All in all, it’s been a great summer so far mixing work and pleasure! Stay tuned for Weekend Warriors, Park III :)

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