Thursday, March 17, 2011
What did you do for Spring Break? California, maybe? A trip on a plane to somewhere warm and toasty? Did you work on your tan and meet someone intriguing on the beach? Pshaw, I say! Boring, conventional, positively normal! Did you ever think about spending the day playing in the rain and exploring locations you generally take for granted- with your best friend?!
Yes, that's right. I did something fabulous.
Lisette and I drove out to Antelope Island, and then explored the Hogle Zoo. Beautiful. We drove around for hours, listening to My Brother, My Brother, and Me, joking around, taking pictures. Pure bliss. I haven't had a day like that in a long time. These pictures are simply my end of the picture taking. She has oodles more on her camera. And it was a blast!
Seriously, though.. If you live in Utah, have you been to Antelope Island? And when was the last time you took a peek at those lovely critters in the zoo? If you don't live in Utah.. I'm sure there are many places nearby that you never even think about. Sitting around, Saturday afternoon, bored out of your wits, you may pine for a getaway. A vacation, something away from the monotony of your everyday. What about that little spot less than an hour from your front door? Do you think about that? I'm 19, and I am nearly ashamed to say this was my first trip to the island- but it certainly won't be my last. It was positively gorgeous, and I'm just dying to see it in the sunshine.
Not to say I didn't enjoy the rain. I love rain! We had the place nearly all to ourselves. It was breezy and sprinkly and fun. We got a little silly, and I have to say, I was head over heels in love with this day. Looking out over the Great Salt Lake, listening to rain drum on the roof of the car, just being.. Fabulous. The life to live, for certain.
And the zoo!! There were only a few other people there, so no lines, no crowds, no rush. Just a couple
4 year old teenagers running around and taking pictures. It was a blast. An experience I'm already longing to repeat.
So that's my Spring Break. A day full of mystery and adventure, just an hour from my house. I challenge you, the next time you need to escape, to escape somewhere nearby. Try it! See if maybe, just maybe, you actually enjoy it. (: