Dusk, Bryce Canyon, Utah by Liesl Pfeffer

Dusk, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
November 2015

As the sun set on the last night of our road trip we were treated to a beautiful cloudy sky with gradients of yellow, peach, pink and blue. I reminded myself, as I often do when I am away from home, that I should find a way to hold onto this light feeling in my heart that I seem to only find when I am traveling.

Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah by Liesl Pfeffer

Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah
November 2015

No words really for how it felt to look upon this view. I was so glad to be there with good friends on the second last day of our road trip. I was thinking of how soon I would have to go back to the big dirty wonderful city of New York, and I was just trying to soak up as much fresh air and pine tree smells as possible. 

Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah by Liesl Pfeffer

Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah
November 2015

As you drive around the south-western United States you start to wonder how many beautiful national parks can be clustered within hours of each other. The amazing Bryce Canyon was only half a day from Antelope Canyon in Arizona, which was also only half a day from the Grand Canyon.  I haven't seen a natural landscape this magical since Cappadocia in central Turkey a decade ago. In Turkey they call these spire shaped formations fairy chimneys. Here in the US they call them hoodoos. I think we were lucky to see these hoodoos with a light covering of snow, it made the view even more serene and breathtaking. 

Rock Stop, Orderville, Utah by Liesl Pfeffer

The Rock Stop, Orderville, Utah
November 2015

This fifty year old pink Flintstones-style hut used to be some kind of dinosaur museum. The current owner bought it and turned it into a rock shop where one can buy local petrified wood, colored glass, quartz and all kinds of other rocks. I managed to resist the temptation to buy anything, telling myself my bag was already heavy enough.