Exploring Bryce

What an amazing day! We explored Bryce Canyon National Park.  When we stepped out of the car and walked to the first overlook, the first thing I said was, “It almost looks fake!”  The colors and rock formations spread out below us, and we snapped countless pictures before starting on the Queen’s Garden hike to the bottom of the Bryce Amphitheater.


The way down was easy.  The way up?  Well, let’s just say that there were a lot of switchbacks and it was still steep.  But the views made it worthwhile. We got to see the hoodoos (the tall rock formations) from the ground, which was incredible.

It was interesting to think about perspective and how it changes things.  When we looked at the view from above, it was completely different from the views down below.  Same scene, different perspective.  Both equally breathtaking.  Seeing the big picture is amazing, but seeing something up close is also important to truly understand and appreciate it.

I’m sure there’s a metaphor in here somewhere, I just don’t have the energy right now to unpack it.  Maybe after we get some food…




Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana, and Betsy at Two Writing Teachers for creating a place for writers to share their work and hosting the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!


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