The 5 📷🔀

It's been awhile since I've seen anyone else's so figured I do one. I scrolled back A LOT, knowing my more interesting photos were from last summer....but these were still randomly selected images.
  1. The Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in CO
    We ended up going to this National Park on a whim on our road trip last year. It was pretty spectacular, with a whole civilization that lived ON the cliffs. People had to climb down the cliff on these precarious tiny footholds carved into the wall. And they just live in the cracks on the sheer rock wall. Why and how did these people even think to do this? Who was all "hey, I know where we can build our house! I'm the middle of this cliff!" "Why son, that genius! Lets do that!"
  2. AJ take a photo at Capitol Reef National Park in UT
    That's my partner AJ, who decided to climb out onto a sheer rock wall ledge to take a photo. I walked as far as I was comfortable and then tried to take a photo of him taking a photo. We did that a lot on our road trip.
  3. Meyer Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Custard & Strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream
    That's a recipe I'm working on for my cookbook. It's a pretty labor intensive cake but totally worth it. Sadly I ended up tossing half of it because I couldn't get rid of it fast enough to my friends before it went bad.
  4. Selfie at Arches National Park in UT
    Ok case you didn't figure it out, my partner and I are madly in love with our national parks. Arches is probably one of our favorites (see my UT National Park list). This was taken with a fisheye lens attachment to the iPhone.
  5. Willis Creek Slot Canyon in UT
    I became obsessed with slot canyons when driving around UT this last summer. Creaks and rivers slowly carve out theses super narrow canyons and the light that shines through them is insanely gorgeous. The Narrows River hike at Zion National Park and Antelope Canyon are the two most famous ones. Willis Creek is just a small easy slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. It's an easy hike and if the weather is clear totally worth a side trip