Today I'm linking up with Momfessionals for some Show and Tell Tuesdays, today's topic being your favorite vacation ever. Mine is interesting, it was cut way short and we both got super sick, but that 1 perfect day is now my favorite vacation ever. I'm sharing a few other past faves below as well...
Last spring, Dustin and I set off for a road trip out west. The plan? A couple days exploring the Grand Canyon and then head to California where we had a room booked in the Sequoia National Forest.
The road trip itself was fun! Not the first time we've traveled from Oklahoma to Arizona, we just love the drive and all the different changes of scenery. We spent the night in Amarillo then hit the road the next morning to finish the up trip. We stopped and visited the meteor crater near Winslow just for fun.
Day 1 at the canyon was absolute perfection. The weather, the sky, the beauty that is God's creation. It was truly the best day ever, not 1 thing could have made that day any better.
We really went with no plan, we just wanted to wing it and explore. We found ourselves wishing we'd planned a little to hike but we quickly found a trail down that we thought we could do, being unprepared. It was so amazing. A little scary a couple of times, narrow paths straight down, but it was so neat. It took a couple hours to get down to where we were headed. We sat down there for a little bit and took it all in. Absolutely stunning.
That night, we went back to the hotel room and Dustin started feeling like he might be getting sick. It was all down hill from there. The next day we went out there for a little bit but he was just sick and weak, so it didn't last long. The following morning we were supposed to continue west to California but out of nowhere it hit me, and it was a lot worse than what he had! I'll spare you details, and we still have no idea what happened, but it was either the stomach flu or food poisoning. It was awful, to be in a hotel room then in a car while being that sick. We had to cancel the rest of the trip and headed back east. Luckily the lodge in CA refunded our money even though it was last minute.
I know it's totally crazy that a trip could end so bad and yet be my favorite? But the Grand Canyon was so unbelievably gorgeous and the weather was so perfect, that the 1 day we spent there is truly my all time favorite. We've been together for 9 years and we've traveled a lot, if you've never made it there, you must.
A few other favorite vacations throughout the years?
A super fun trip to Cancun with our best friends.
A trip to Glenwood Springs Colorado with my in-laws. I tried skiing for the first time (fail!) and we enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and hot springs.
A long weekend in Chicago with Kristal. I absolutely loved Chicago and the fun few days we spent together. Laughing, exploring, shopping and enjoying RPM.
What was your favorite vacation?
Have you ever had a vacation end badly?