16/59 – Petrified Forest National Park | 09.21-22.16

Petrified Forest is the only park I personally hadn’t visited on this trip (and one of only two parks this year that are new to me). I’ll admit it, I kept my expectations as low as possible, completely intentionally. And that was a good idea! Petrified Forest is a pretty crazy park, but the beauty…

Walnut Canyon National Monument | 09.20.16

On our way from the Grand Canyon to Petrified Forest, we decided to stop at Walnut Canyon National Monument. I’d never heard of this place and didn’t have much of an idea what to expect, but I knew it had ruins so I wanted to stop there for Brady! And I’ll be honest… it blew…

15/59 – Grand Canyon National Park | 09.18-20.16

Can you believe that Brady had never been to the Grand Canyon before? The theme of this trip (for me at least) was “remedy Brady’s huge lack of nearby national park experiences.” Haha. But seriously, how did this happen?? I have no idea, honestly. We left Zion around noon and headed for the south rim….