Friday, May 27, 2011

Attitude: I'm On Vacation!

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In keeping with a healthy attitude—part of the roots of optimum wellness—we are going on vacation to rest, relax and recuperate, as in charge up our jet packs for the next round. It has been a bit overwhelming in our lives lately and we've planned this trip since late last summer when my hubby got reservations at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. ~Leonardo DaVinci
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We'll be traveling the highways and byways across vast open country to get there. Our first destination is actually Zion National Park in Southwest Utah.

East Zion Tourism Council Photo
From there we'll take an easy side spur to see Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park... and on to the North Rim.

We spend three nights in a cabin perched at the edge of the canyon on Kaibab Plateau over 8,000 feet in elevation. Solitude, awe-inspiring views and a slower pace will be our friend as we drink in the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austen

From there we take a longer side trip to see Antelope Canyon outside of Page, Arizona on Lake Powell. The beautiful, red sandstone slot canyons are the most photographed sights in the Southwest.

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Our last destination is Bryce Canyon. Unique among natural wonders, Bryce entices visitors with colorful hoodoos, a cave without a ceiling, a forest of stone and an array of diverse ecosystems.

Enjoy a break with me and I'll see you when I return... rested and ready!

What is your favorite spot to visit in the US? Scroll down and leave a comment.


  1. Just where you are going is one of our favorite places - Zion, Bryce (& Arches in Moab). Have a wonderful time! - Joan S

  2. Welcome home and thanks for sharing your your photos and food tips. You mentioned "institutionalized" food. I just watched the documentary "Food Inc." It is a MUST SEE for information on how our food is produced, corporate farming eliminating individual farmers, the diabetes epidemic and much more. (Did you know that most soybeans in the US are grown from Round-Up resistant seed. That means they spray all the fields with the weed killer, but the soybeans survive...YUCK!) Anyway, if you haven't seen it you can get it through Netflix.

    Jennie Z

  3. Jennie, that's why one should avoid GMO food (soy, corn, etc.). They've been genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup. Imagine! Look for Organically grown or the statement "non-GMO ingredients."

    Just to make you shudder more, there is a push to get GMO food okayed under the Organic label. So far a big push back from the health-conscious is keeping that from happening.