Social Saturday - Vacation & SNAP!

This is going to be a very picture heavy post because I feel like I have done SO much in the last week! 

I have lots of fun highlights to share from my vacation that preceded the SNAP! conference
And, of course, some fun pics from SNAP! to share as well! 

If you follow me on Facebook you know I've been showing off photos all week! 

We flew in to Denver and drove across the state to Grand Junction. Crazy? Hardly! 
It was a gorgeous drive, and we seriously enjoyed it. 

We stayed at the most amazing B&B called Los Altos Bed & Breakfast that just had the best views ever and was right next to the Colorado National Monument. Our host, Lee, was fantastic and full of helpful information for our travels. The breakfast was pretty awesome, too. 

Last Sunday we explored the Colorado National Monument which was just phenomenal. 

We drove to Moab, Utah after exploring the Monument and decided to take the tour through Arches National Park. We fought wind and rain, but ultimately had a great drive through and saw some cuh-razy rock formations.

The next day we rode horses at our lodge (photo on Facebook) then decided to explore Dead Horse State Park. I haven't ridden a horse in at least 15 years and forgot how sore you can get doing that! Top the day off with a 4 hour hike and I was done for.

We decided to spent the next day in the car on some scenic byways. Needless to say I barely left the vehicle from sore legs. The above photo shows you the craziest switchback (gravel!) rode we ended up on. Crazy!

I was slightly obsessed with our meals while we were on the rose. The hubs has taught me to steer clear of the chain restaurants and search out the local faves. These were some of the BEST meals we had in our travels!

1. The reuben special at Two Brothers Deli in Utah Springs, CO. 
This thing was good. We were sure it would be all downhill from here!

2. The sweet potato agnolotti pasta at 626 on Rood in Grand Junction, CO. 
It may not look like much but the sweet potato stuffed pasta mixed with the basil-walnut cream sauce was to DIE for!

3. The pan seared trout from Red Cliffs Lodge restaurant (also where we stayed) in Moab, UT.

4. The BLT from the Moab Diner in Moab, UT.
It doesn't look like much, but after a day walking and hiking it was delicious!
We went back again for breakfast another day.

Finally at SNAP! on Thursday!

Fab prizes for the conference attendees.

Tauni, our hostess, and all of the fab bloggers who helped make SNAP! happen!

The Queen Bee Market: a handmade market. Seriously amazing!

SNAP! attendees also received a free pass to the Tulip Festival going on at Thanksgiving Point right now. It was stunning. Seriously, I have no other words to describe it! 

The vacation was a great break from reality. I miss my boys though! I can't wait to see them tomorrow.

The conference has been absolutely amazing. Its my first blogger conference, and I would definitely come to any future SNAP! conferences. The people, the connections, the experience are just not to be matched with anything else. Its been so fun to match faces with blogs and get to know personalities. 

Back to reality tomorrow? :)