Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Giveaway Winner...and...Let's Take a Trip

OK - you wanted to know who won my is Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee. Congratulations, Sarah! I love her blog - she has started a good series on wisdom and has some great lifestyle challenges (I confess, I haven't done very well at them). And, honestly, sometimes I just click over to gaze at the warm & cozy header photo.

Now, "Let's Take a Trip!" Judy at My Front Porch decided to host "tours" all week. There is some wonderful scenery and good info about new places. Be sure to stop by and enjoy God's beauty. I have lots of pics from several trips and couldn't decide where to take you. I decided to go with the most unique - Bryce Canyon in Utah - such an interesting place. God's creations are so wonderful and unique! Here we go:

Here we are at Bryce Canyon - a bit of driving to get there. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, but pretty country.

Here's a look at a large part of the park from the rim. Such interesting scenery!

This is one of the best spots to see in the park - isn't it fascinating? The things sticking up out of the ground (formed by erosion) are called hoodoos - really!

Another view...

This tall formation is called Thor's Hammer.

This is one of the trails you can walk on down into the canyon. I think this pic looks like a different planet! I had walked down the first very steep leg of this path, then realized that if I continued - I might not make it back to the top! My husband and son continued further down before coming back. It was so hot that you didn't dare go too far if you didn't have at least a couple of bottles of water with you.

Same path, but looking upward from the path (taken by hubby). I love the hot sun blazing in the photo.

I know it was quick, but hope you found it interesting to look at. If you ever go through any National Parks in Utah, it is worth taking the time to see Bryce Canyon. We're really glad we did.

Do you have any exciting trips coming up this summer?


  1. Wow! That is beautiful! The only thing I have going on this summmer is a trip to N.C. to visit my sister and my hubby and I's five year anniversary - we might to D.C. or Baltimore and peruse museums and such.

  2. Incredible! We've never seen it all...there's always something new and amazing at the next place we visit. That's what I enjoy about travelling!

    Thanks for sharing Bryce more place I'd like to visit one day.

  3. Wow, those are beautiful pictures!

  4. Hi Lisa, though it's past my bedtime I had to stop by and check out your travel photos. Isn't Bryce Canyon amazing?? We went there a few years ago with our daughters on a trip that included Zion National Park and Grand Canyon. I came very close to posting about that vacation for Judy's blog-a-thon. What fun it has been to read of other people's adventures! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. ~Kathy

  5. Man that is just awesome. I want to travel now that we have retired and I WILL DO IT...someday. So many places to go and see. God has sure made some beautiful scenery huh? I will add this to my list, thanks for sharing.

  6. Terrific pics Lisa. I am finally taking time late tonight to 'travel' a bit on everyone's post....thanks for the trip!

  7. What what a beautiful place and great photos

  8. That is one place I would love to visit. I have seen so many lovely pictures of the area. Thanks for posting about your great trip.
    Thanks also for your comments on my blog

  9. God is the ultimate artist. Simply breathtaking!

    This summer, we are headed to Laguna Beach, my home town. Can't wait!

  10. The variety of landscape on this earth never ceases to take my breath away. Thanks for sharing your exquisite photos of Bryce Canyon. Unbelievable rock formations and colors!

  11. What a beautiful place to see, Lisa! Those "hoodoos" remind me a little of the Giant's Causeway in Ireland that I wrote about on my blog. Nature makes amazing things.

    Thanks --- enjoyed my visit here

    Pat in NY

  12. It does look like a different planet in that photo.
    I'll put that on my list of things to see if I ever make it past the Tennessee border! LOL!

    Big maybe I'll go in the winter when it's not so hot and actually be able to hike to the bottom and back up without dying size hugs to you!

    Love ya!


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