If you know me, then you’d know by now that Zion is one of my favorite National Parks ever. There’s just something about it that keeps me coming back. To see it during the winter has been on my mind for quite some time now, so last Friday, I made the decision to make a trip there for the weekend! It was my most spontaneous and unplanned trip to date, and boy did a lot of things go unplanned, but that’s what made this one so memorable!
Here’s my adventure!
It started with me leaving LA early Saturday morning. Upon reaching Nevada, I noticed that I had a nail in my tire.
I stopped by a local tire shop to get it repaired and my conversation with the owner went like this:
Owner: “What’s your name?”
Owner: “Oh wow, I have not heard that name in FOREVER. I used to date a Camille. Good memories!”
*an hour later*
Owner: “Your tire’s fixed! And don’t worry about paying us. Have a good rest of your road trip!”
This seriously made my day!
After that, Zion was next! Due to the government shutdown, I wasn’t sure if the campsites were going to be open. But upon entering the park, I was greeted by the nicest park ranger who told me to choose any site I wanted.
It was already getting close to sunset by this time so I decided to head to one of my favorite spot’s in the park and spent the rest of daylight there.
After getting back to camp, I was determined to set up my tent.. only to realize that I left the poles at home. At this point it was starting to get really cold and I had to improvise. Good thing I’ve been reading up on how to turn a Subaru into a camper lately! So I put the backseats down on my car, moved some stuff to the front, and vioala!
It was honestly more comfortable than I expected it to be and I 100% would do this again. Plus the view when I woke up the next morning was nothing short of amazing!
Before going to bed the night before, the thought of going to Bryce popped into my head. I didn’t think about it before as the drive back would be kind of far, but since it was already so close to Zion, how could I resist? But first, a quick gourmet breakfast and checking out the last bit of the canyon was in order.
My baby!!! It’s the perfect adventure car :’)
The drive to Bryce offered some pretty amazing views! But little did I know how much more breathtaking the scenes would be once I reached the park. Everything was covered in snow which turned it into a winter wonderland. I’ll just let the photos below do the talking!
After that, it was time to head out. On the way back, I noticed that this portion of the road looked really pretty so I pulled over so I could take a photo in the middle of it.. Classic Camille.
And that concludes my weekend road trip!
If there’s anything I learned, it’s that life sometimes doesn’t go as planned and that’s when you just have to roll with it and make the most out of the situation.
‘Til the next one!