I think it’s wonderful when grandparents and grandchildren get to spend time together.
One of the main lessons I’m learning on this trip is to be more in the moment. It’s so easy to be stuck in your mind and to miss what is right in front of you. I’m determined not to let that happen too much anymore. Especially now that I’m in Montana.
Today is an exciting day, because I’m driving to my grandparents in Montana. I haven’t seen them in more than three years, so it’s about time. Or like my grandma would say, way over time.
There is driving to get somewhere and there is driving to enjoy the scenery. Today is in the latter category. One of the first things I do in the morning is to extend my stay in this beautiful hotel with another night. I want to have a relaxed day and just enjoy being here in Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.
This morning I’m doubting a bit again about where to go next. This is one of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed. I love those big lodge hotels, especially when they have a fireplace, and consider staying here for another day.
Zion is such a marvellous national park. I want to hike here another day before I continue driving. At breakfast I ask the lady at the front desk of the hotel if I can check out a bit later and that’s not a problem at all. That’ll give me the whole morning for hiking and allows me to decide later what I’m gonna do in the afternoon.
After an early breakfast at the hotel I drive to Zion National Park. It’s only 15 minutes to Angel’s Landing Trailhead, the hike I want to do today. It’s still very quiet in the park, though I see a few people on the trail. It’s -2 degrees Celsius, 29 degrees Fahrenheit outside, so quite chilly.
I believe that life is often more about the journey than the destination, but today’s roadtrip is the other way around. I have decided to go to Zion national Park in Utah, because I think will regret it if I don’t go there.
Now that I’m still close to the beach I want to take advantage of that and go for a long run at the beach in the morning.
I had planned on going on a road trip again tomorrow, but since I’m enjoying my time in this Airbnb so much, I think that I’d like to stay another day. I text my host and ask if I can extend with one day. That’s not a problem and also the booking of the rental car is easily changed for a day later. This will give me one more day to work and relax in San Diego.