Thursday, March 6, 2014

Our first adventure

There are so many different places in Southern California to go for a weekend adventure so it was hard to choose a place to go on our first RV adventure. My brother was talking about Zion and Arches National Parks just a few weeks ago. We had never been to either and Arches was a bit too far so we decided on Zion. And we did not regret it!

It was pouring rain in San Diego when we left and didn't stop until we got to Vegas. We ended up staying in Vegas at a truck stop for the night because it was getting late and we wanted to walk the strip. I'm not going to lie, it was weird sleeping in an RV and it was hard for me to get to sleep, but I figured I'd get used to it.

Finally, at 9am the next morning, we made it to Zion! Going through the small towns leading up to the park and seeing the rock get increasingly red got us both so excited. We really didn't do any research so we weren't sure what to expect. We drove all the way up trough the scenic drive stopping a few times for pictures like the one below.
We made it to the end of the road and decided to take the short hike through the canyon. The paved trail was only about a mile long but kept going through the Virgin River. We didn't have any gear which apparently you can rent right outside of the park, but we crossed the river twice anyway. It felt good to go further than most people and get to see around two more bends. After that, the river got too deep and we had to turn back. 

We eventually made it back to the campsite, figure out how to plug in and cooked a spaghetti dinner. Just as delicious as if made in a 'real kitchen.' The drive back home on Sunday was a long one but we broke it up by having a huge champagne brunch buffet in Vegas. Most if the way, my boyfriend drove and I read the manual trying to learn as much as possible. 

Beautiful and successful first adventure in the RV. Now to battle with the DMV this week for the title transfer, new registration and city parking permits.