9.19.2010

Life. Elevated.




The first time I saw the new Utah tourist slogan on one of the 'Welcome to Utah' signs -- Life Elevated -- I thought it seemed like such a conceited thing.

But, ya know what, I love this state. Yes, it does come with some crazy quirks from some very conservative folk who don't know how to have a light-hearted laugh. Like the people who insisted these hilarious commercials be taken off TV because they are "too suggestive"....





But it is a beautiful place, and I truly can't imagine living anywhere else! Case and point: pictures from our scenic drives the last two weekends. (Keep in mind, I'm no photographer and have one of the lamest cameras to come out of the 21st century)....

Today: view from the top of Alpine, Utah


Last Sunday: View from the top of Farmington Canyon
(where we almost died, by the way,
holy narrow roads and steep drop-offs!)

I found this pic on Google Earth just to show you how truly narrow and freaky the Farmington Canyon road is....


I don't think the picture actually does it justice, I thought surely we would die.... But in the midst of clutching the dashboard for safety and telling Chloe to hold on, especially when we were passing cars so we had to scootch to the very edge of the narrow road with zillion-foot drop-offs, I would still take moments to pause and note how beautiful it was up there. And that I was glad we were seeing it this one time because it would be the ONLY time I would go on that road! Yikes!!!

And just in case you're wondering, no this is not a promotional ad from the Utah Tourism Committee. Just me rambling about how much I love my HOME.

8 comments:

Becky said...

It's pretty much my favorite place to visit. Don't forget to mention that it has pretty awesome people too!!! xo

ady said...

Oh my gosh; just seeing that road makes my stomach lurch!! You are definitely braver than me - I will take your word for the gorgeousness because I will not be making that outing! :)

Carina said...

We do live in an Awesome state! There is beauty to be found everywhere you go. We love hiking because we get away from the city and enjoy God's creations. I am glad you told me about Farmington Canyon. I won't be making that drive either. I started getting carsick this year and that is on regular canyon roads. I am glad you made it back safely!

April said...

I love UTAH! Isn't it wonderful to love the place where you live? Love you!!

Mel said...

Awww... it makes me a little bit homesick!! I know how you feel about that Farmington road. We used to go up there all the time. YIKES!! It's beautiful up there, though! Enjoy your beautiful fall season!!!:)

Kelly Deneen said...

Gah! That picture made me want to get down and kiss the ground. lol.

Utah does look like a beautiful state. :)

Gangwer said...

I love and miss Utah!!

Messy Jess said...

that's my home! I miss Alpine and the canyons. LUCKY YOU! I'm in Windy Wyoming now and miss the mountains and the people and temples.