I woke up at…well super early. Sometime around 4:30 a.m. after a quick nap in the Jeep.
I put my gear together and drove through the dusky Utah desert towards what seemed even more remote of a place than the stretch of Highway 89 from Kanab I had driven the night before. Winding through little roads brought me through Navajo Sandstone, dropping me into the tucked away section of Utah desert that Amangiri is set in.
As a desert lover, one of my favorite things is the peace and stillness and EMPTINESS that can be found. I was unsure of how a resort in the middle of such a quiet place would be able to preserve the beauty of the desert…but MAN, I don’t think even Ed Abbey would have been mad that humans were here. Every single thing about the architecture pointed the eye back out to the desert and was minimal to the point of almost being invisible from the road. (plus little bunnies and lizards scampered just feet from the rooms..CUTE)
I met Jake & Leah at the front of Amangiri, and we took our time walking through the property, finding little nooks of light and shadow to play with. The early hours provided us almost complete seclusion and allowed us to really soak in the sunrise.
Thank you infinitely you two for bringing me to this beautiful corner of the Southwest to celebrate your engagement.