Since deciding to become more minimal we have been putting our time and money into experiences rather than things. I feel it is very easy to be tempted by a brand new car or the latest phone, but lately, I have been making a conscious effort to avoid buying new things instead of trying to get out and do more.
An experience stays with you forever and makes you grow as a person in ways that “things” just can’t. Of course, there are times when we have to buy something, but for me, I always think, “man I would rather be spending my money on a vacation having fun somewhere”.
Recently we packed everyone into a van and drove from California to Zion National Park. We stayed two full days in Zion. We went on a hike, to a ghost town called Grafton, swimming, and seeing the local wildlife.
We stayed at an amazing hotel called the Desert Pearl Inn. While we were swimming in the pool we saw a dear walk by and some bats flew over our heads. Pretty COOL!