In 2016, National Park Service of America kicked of its centennial celebration as stewards of America’s national parks. Part of its 100th birthday celebration is the launching of the #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque movement as a way to spread the word about national parks, state parks, local parks, trails, museums, historic sites, history, culture and the beauty of nature, culture and history this magnificent country has to offer. Perfectly timed during our return to USA after years spent in Japan, my husband finally fulfilled his dream of a road trip that will take him to the most beautiful parks in the West. I was in tow, of course.
Did I find my park? I think so. I think Zion National Park, nestled in the tiny town of Springdale, Utah, pulled my heart in strings. :)
I knew I am falling in love with Zion even on our first day of a scenic drive around the park. That love was even strongly reinforced on our second day after having explored the park’s pride like Riverside Walk, the Weeping Rock, a hike at Zion Canyon Junction Bridge, and the drive around Springdale town.
Sadly, the inevitable day for us to say goodbye to Zion National Park has come on our third day. Three days spent at this park has been filled with wonderful and unforgettable memories. It was hard to drive away but we left with the hope that someday we are able to visit and relive our moments, or perhaps create new ones.
Have you found your park yet?