Virgin, Utah (Day 26 of the Journey)

We met this little road-runner in New Mexico. He was so inquisitive and shy!

We’re 26 days into our Wild West Adventure, and they’ve been filled with wonderment. We’ve seen breathtaking caverns, majestic mountains, and stunning city views.

I’d love to share a few photos with you!


Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico)

The Carlsbad Caverns were utterly astonishing. The massive caverns were filled with sculpture-like stalagmites and stalactites, minimalistic golden lighting, and small greenish pools. Without lights, the caverns would have been completely dark. The temperature in the caverns stays almost the same year round, even in New Mexico!

Saguaro National Park (Arizona)

I always thought the desert scenes in cartoons were exaggerated, but now I know differently! Saguaro, with its tall cacti and scrawny brush, looked so “desert-y” it seemed pretend. We were fortunate to go on a cool, breezy day — I wouldn’t want to be there in August!

Downtown San Diego (California)

The city was a gold mine after dark. I watched it in the dusk, and when I came back, it was flooded with lights. We had a spectacular view from a friend’s apartment, 33 floors up. 😀

Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Sweepingly gorgeous with colorful layers of stone, the Grand Canyon certainly was grand. It looked too beautiful to be real, with the sun illuminating it and blue haze in the background.

Zion National Park (Utah)

Now we’re in Zion, and the scenery feels like we’re in a movie. The mountains tower around us in pinks and blues and look like castles in the distance. I’m reminded how vast, brilliant, and completely competent God is!


I hope you have a wonderful week. I’m thankful for you!

13 thoughts on “Virgin, Utah (Day 26 of the Journey)

  1. Thank you for blogging–such a great overview of where you’ve been and are presently. This certainly is a grand tour showing us some of the beauty our Lord has created in the West. Just think what still awaits!! Love you lots–take care. G’Ma

  2. These are beautiful pics Ellie! What an amazing trip! Micah is so tall I thought he was your dad in the Arizona picture! Hope you guys are having a great time 🙂

  3. Hi Ellie, thank you for sharing the photos of your travels…I have to say I’m a little jealous!! Enjoy and HI to everyone…

    1. Hi, Mrs. Linda! I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for commenting! We miss you and Sammy, and I’ll tell everyone you said hello!

  4. Thanks so much for the postcard! Wow, the scenery really is breathtaking. I’m​ glad to see all of the wonderful places you’ve been!

      1. Yeah, I can’t wait! I heard you are traveling the east coast in the fall, that sounds fun!

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