“Why on Earth are you going to Utah?”
I got asked that question (in one form or another) so many times before I visited the Beehive State this time last year. My response was always, “Why not?”
In fact, Utah was on my Bucket List twice. Firstly, because Sue, Rich and I set ourselves the target of visiting every state in the Union by New Years Eve of 2013, which will be Sue and Rich’s 10th wedding anniversary. By that reckoning, Utah was state #46. (And if things go to plan, we’ll reach our goal a month early in just over a week, when we’re due to fly to Hawaii!)
The second reason for Utah being on my Bucket List is simply because it’s Utah, and I’ve always wanted to go there!
Admittedly, if your idea of a fun vacation revolves around beaches and nightlife, then Utah probably isn’t your dream destination. But for anyone who loves the Great Outdoors, and endless desert landscapes, Utah’s the place to be! I mean, how could anyone who’s ever seen a John Wayne movie not want to go there?
Utah used to be on my Bucket List as a place I wanted to go to. But since I’ve been there, that’s all changed. These days Utah is still on my Bucket List, but as a place I want to go back to! Because there’s still so much I want to see there.
Perhaps the photos below will convince you that Utah deserves a place on your Bucket List, too…
I hope you enjoyed this post. My name is Jaspa, and I’m the main character in the Jaspa’s Journey adventure novels by Rich Meyrick. To learn more visit my website, www.jaspasjourney.com, and blog, Jaspa’s Journal, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
And to read more about my adventures in Utah (and for more photos), go to Jaspa’s Journal: