Utah is unpredictable, is amazing in every corner!
4 407 hours ago
I’m strangely both excited and shy to tell people about the plot of “Solve for X” It has been rummaging around in my brain for years. But shyness aside here goes:
The musical I’m writing, “Solve for X” is about a high functioning autistic boy, Weston, entering his first year of high school. He is obsessed with treasure maps, super good at math, and very apprehensive about starting high school.
His sister, Lottie, is a junior in high school, she loves Weston but is nervous about sharing a social scene with him.
Lottie creates a “Treasure Map” of high school to act as a comforting stimulant for Weston.
On the Treasure Map:
The Gym is “Pirates Cove”
The Cafeteria is “Skull Rock”
Lockers are the “East Chanel”
library is the “Rainbow Lagoon”
And so forth... “But where is the X? It isn’t a treasure map with out an X that marks the spot!” demands Weston.
Lottie falters....she forgot to add an X. Frustrated she throws the “treasure map” at him and tells Weston he will have to find where X marks the spot for himself.
And Weston does eventually “solve for X” and find where “X marks the spot” Meanwhile Lottie learns how to love and appreciate her brother’s unique view of the world. “Solve for X” is a story about #autism#highschool#pirates#mermaids#algebra#sirens#siblings#comingofage#treasuremaps#solveforx#xmarksthespot#math#musicals#highfunctioningautism
What are your thoughts? I’d love your advice! This is a fun journey,thank you for following and sharing it with me. @solveforxmusical on Instagram
Photo: me in Goblin Valley last weekend (Nov 2019) #goblin#goblinvalley#utah#utahunique#utahisbeautiful#writingmusicalsishard#newmusicals#icandothis#peptalk#creativeminds#singer#highschoolchoirteacher#bestjobever#solveforxmusical
‘Twas a chilly morning in Bryce🥶 I wore two pairs of pants and by 9am was down to one. The temperature went from 22➡️60 in 5 hours. Bryce at sunrise is a must see. ALL of Utah is a must see 🤩Still one of my favorite states.🏜💛 #exploreutah
I give this place a lot of crap. And I mean a TON of crap. I spent most of the last two years just scheming about ways to get out of Utah as fast as I could. I just couldn't get past the toxic culture and rude people. Granted, I probably wasn’t helping anyone by hanging my middle finger out my window so much 😒
I can't say that I don't want to leave because I don’t know if I can every truly call Utah home but at least now I can admit there are so many FREAKING amazing things about this state. I mean the culture is still insane but the mountains will always have a place in my heart and that’s good enough for now ⛰
But don’t kid yourself, when the time is right, I’ll have that U-Haul packed faster than you can say “fry sauce”
1 249 hours ago
"Overlooked" - In a state as beautiful as Utah it's easy to ignore the lesser known, and arguably less spectacular, landscapes that span the state. The Book Cliffs run unbroken for nearly 200 miles and often grace the background of my long work "commutes" (or frankly my drives to get most places - long drives are a fact of life in rural Utah). Most people see them at 80 mph as they head to Moab, or Arches, or some other prototypical red rock location. That's a shame as they harbor some beautiful views and solitude. More for me (and I've barely scratched their surface). #utah#utahlandscapes#utahisbeautiful#bookcliffs#badlands#sunset#utahisrad#utahunique#mypubliclands#utahpubliclands#coloradoplateau
0 3510 hours ago
What an amazing shot!
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One of our favorite things while traveling around the Southwest of the US was hiking through slot canyons. Utah has some of the best slot canyons, including Zion and Escalante. Pictured here is the river hike through the Kanarra Falls. Permits are needed for this hike, and we suggest going very early before the crowds arrive. Your feet will get cold, but it is 100% worth the experience!
Hiking this time of year, less crowds, colder but still so beautiful.
1 2716 hours ago
Explore year round.
1 2516 hours ago
The colors of the San Juan River were different from previous times I have been here, but proved to be spectacular under the bright sun. At the end of the path below @the_az_explorer that leads to the “edge”, my daughter thought it was cute to “jump” off and scream and play a joke on us. #utah#olloclip
Delicate Arch is 52 feet tall.
Fun fact: In the 1950s, the NPS investigated the possibility of applying a clear plastic coating to the arch to protect it from further erosion and eventual destruction. The idea was ultimately abandoned as impractical and contrary to NPS principles.