Over the holiday weekend, I crashed my family’s long-anticipated vacation: UTAZ 2016. I flew into Salt Lake and caught up with everyone in Bluff, Montana. Here are a few of my favorite moments from the Four Corners Monument, the exact spot where Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado meet. Pictured are my mom and dad, Aunt A, Uncle T, and my cousins O & C.
Monday, I spent a couple hours exploring the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, NM. I was delighted to learn from the docent that Living Desert is NOT your typical zoo. All the animals there are indigenous to the various desert environments and are only in captivity because a) they’ve been injured or were sick or b) they’ve imprinted onto humans in a way that would make them vulnerable in the wild…so it feels more like a wildlife sanctuary than a zoo.