We've reached the end! Congrats to all!
Let's take a collective pause to pat ourselves (and each other) on the back.

I'll keep this one short for a wrap up. If you haven't gone to Zion National Park - GO! The scenery is absolutely stunning.

My favorite memory from Zion is a specific photo shot. I waded across a stream at the bottom of a rock-hewn valley with red sandstone spires at the top and vibrant green trees along the valley floor. On the far side of the stream was a solid rock face with a perfect little picture-taking alcove. I hopped up into it and just got the coolest feeling of being in the middle of nature.

Later in the year, the river would flood and cover this area - I felt like I was getting a secret glimpse of features that would no longer exist in a few weeks.

It was a wonderful reminder of why we go on vacations - to seek wonder and adventure!

Hope you enjoyed this year's A to Z.


  1. Zion is one of my favorites. I've always wanted to hike through that valley/canyon/tight area (what would one call it?), but we're never there at the right time of year. Someday ;)

  2. When I get a passport. Congrats on making it to the end.

  3. Sounds wonderful. :)
    Congratulations on finishing A to Z! You people amaze me. :)

  4. I've been there, but it's been years.
    Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

  5. Ahhh I wish you had a picture of that scene to share. I feel like I could see it in my mind's eye but I wanted to see it with my real eyes too LoL

    Congrats on completing this challenge with your sanity intact :)

  6. Congrats on finishing! You make Zion National Park sound so amazing, even though I never heard of it before.