Scenic Byways

A few years ago I was driving north from Flagstaff, Arizona.  At some point during the trip my phone wigged out on me and I missed a turn.  That little electronic error brought me to an area that I love traveling through.  Being the first time I’d passed through this area and not knowing where it came out I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as I could have.

Highway 89, for those of you who don’t know is an absolutely beautiful stretch of eye candy.  Trust me your brain won’t be bored and I’d also say that if you have a destination you have a time slot destined for be prepared to be late!

A couple weeks ago I was driving south on Interstate 15, down the center of Utah.  I decided to take a detour from my route completely and cut over around Cedar Creek, Utah.  This route takes you through some absolutely amazing country.  It was the end of April yet I still found snow.   In fact the photo up above is one of my favorite pics I’ve taken in a long time.  There is so much depth to the snow, land, trees, and sky.

For those of you who don’t know Utah is not all desert, mormon temples, and water down beer!  In fact the more time I spend traveling in this state the more treasures I seem to find.  The diversity in what you will see is really intense.FullSizeRender-4

The first time I took this route I was coming from the Page, Arizona area into the Glen Canyon National Recreation area.   That area will be a blog unto itself as I have a very divided opinion of it.  Regardless, the area is amazing and beautiful.  I enjoy it every time I pass through it.

On this occasion, it was my first to route this direction from the Utah side.  As with life when you observe things from different angles you can see so much more.  The perspective changes and the beauty in front of you can be enjoyed so much more.  Just as with anyone who takes the time to learn about something they don’t understand, the journey is so much more profitable because now you can piece together a proper opinion of what your taking in.

I look forward to having more time in my future to explore this area.  The wildlife is abundant and you should watch out for large squirrels (DEER).  They are abundant pavement lickers on this route.  These squirrels tend to leave a mark on our vehicle if you don’t pay attention!

My last suggestion is to take the time on this route to observed the handiwork of God.  This is an incredible canvas created for our enjoyment.  One thing that we have in this great nation of ours, is incredible byways.  Take the time to use the road less traveled.

Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.


  1. Wow, I felt I was almost with you on your journey. Thanks for sharing, the pictures are amazing. Sure beats rainy miserable London. 😉 x

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  2. Love that you take the road less traveled. Many, myself included tend to treat the journey as a race to get from point a to point b…I must down and enjoy the journey called life. Thx Jax.

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