Thursday, June 3, 2010

Escalante. Hiking. Adam + Kristen. 5.15.10

We headed to Escalante, UT a couple weeks ago for the wedding of Tyler's cousin Adam Rex. He married a great girl, Kristen. We were so lucky that we could be there. The trip started out by picking up Adam's brother Spencer and his wife Ashley in Vegas. They flew into the airport there from Texas. We finished out the drive up catching up with them and arrived in Escalante late Thursday night.

On Friday we woke up early to hike the slot canyons. It was INCREDIBLE. It was raining a little bit and since flash floods are common in the slot canyons it was a little risky to venture in. We cautiously entered and I am so glad that we did. This is definitely one of those things to do before you die.

Friday night was the Hoe Down/Rehearsal dinner with all of the wedding party and family. The food was incredible and so was the atmosphere. So many family members were there... it was great to catch up with all of our Utah relatives.

Saturday we woke up to hike lower calf creek falls. Basically the most beautiful place on EARTH! Yet another thing to add to your bucket list for sure. The hike was 3 miles in and 3 miles out. You walk along a creek most of the way and you end at a gorgeous water fall. Tyler, Spence and Ethan ventured into the ice cold water, but didn't last long. It was funny to watch them scurry out of the water. It was a great hike and it is totally doable no matter what fitness level you are at.

After the hike was the wedding. It took place at the Slot Canyons Inn, owned by Jeff + Joette (Spencer and Adam's parents). The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Everything went perfectly. It was an elegant country wedding that looked like it came straight from a magazine. Kristen did a great job. It was very fun... especially having Rhett + Katie at our table. They just recently got married and they live in our building and we love them. Rhett is possibly the funniest person I have ever met. He has one of those laughs that just makes you laugh so you just end up laughing over and over. Know what I mean? We are really lucky to have so many fun couples in our ward now!

On sunday we headed home and drove through Zion National Park. It was really amazing. Another thing to do before you kick it. Then we sadly dropped Spencer + Ashley back at the airport in Vegas.

We arrived home just in time to take all of our finals!

1 comment:

Shelley said...

All those pictures are so amazing, Amy! Seriously!! It looks like a great trip!