I love Utah so much. Last year my Dad and I had planned on visiting Europe, it was going to be the adventure of a lifetime. Dad had never been to Europe and we spent years saving up for the trip, and planning every step of our journey together. And then Covid hit. Suffice it to say that our trip was cancelled. When I consider what other people have been through in the past year during the pandemic it makes the loss of this trip seem very minor, and in the grand scheme of things it is. But as the months of the pandemic went by Dad and I decided to cut our losses and take a road trip to Utah. We carefully researched Airbnb’s and made sure to only stay with people who were Covid Conscious. We wiped down every apartment with Clorox before bringing our own stuff in and we were fastidious with keeping our hands clean, our masks on, and we brought a bunch food with us. Aside from the stresses of traveling in a pandemic it was an amazing trip.
My Parents had hiked through portions of Utah with me exactly 40 years ago in July of 1980, as they forged a trail across the USA with a group called Hik-a-Nation so it was really cool to have my Dad show me places I had seen as a baby and it was amazing to discover new places as well. One of those new places we discovered was a hot spring that is owned privately but is open to the public. This place was in stark contrast to the extreme desert vistas which are traditionally associated with Utah, so I decided to use this assignment to highlight the diversity of one of my favorite places on the planet.
To see how I made this daily create assignment please check out my YouTube tutorial video below.