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Continual of the Amazingness. 

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Happy Sabbath! We had a wonderful home church service that featured every family being represented. It’s amazing to see the whole family united and worshiping together. Today is a day we spend in nature, admiring God’s works and creations. We drove back to Zion and got on the shuttle all the way to the top “temple of sinawana”. It’s a short little easy hike to a clearing with a pool, where the bimodal distribution (old and young), stayed to chill. The adventurous ones then set out to find the NARROWS. Hiking through water most of the time, I was very grateful for my fake keens. =) The water came up as high as my torso sometimes! But I am thankful that it wasn’t too high when we went (because of the drought). Without a permit, you are allowed to hike up to 5 miles into the narrows. I’m not sure how long we went, but we spent around 4 hrs round trip admiring the towering walls and rushing waters. Zion is indeed a sanctuary. 

Hehee get it??? HORSE SHOE BEND! 🐎#ohthethingswedotoembarassourselves #sihotanggangtozion PC: @likeabaws87

Hehee get it??? HORSE SHOE BEND! 🐎#ohthethingswedotoembarassourselves #sihotanggangtozion PC: @likeabaws87

Horse Shoe Bend! SO BEAUTIFUL! It’s just a short 1.5 mile hike down to see the majestic bend! The water is literally GREEN! AMAzing….. the rest of the pics are leftovers from the Sand Hollow Reservoir.
Theme colors for this weekend: Orange, Blue, Green. 
Every meal: Fish (ikan), Rice (Nasi), Small fish (ikan teri), mangoes, watermelon, veges. ( I LOVE IT!) 

Every morning and evening: Family worship. ^_^ What a blessing

BRYCE CANYON!!! Amazing rock formations. How did that even happen?! All the rocks are the same color in each national park, and yet, they all look different. What a sight :) #sihotanggangtozion #canyonsoncanyons #lovinggodscreations

BRYCE CANYON!!! Amazing rock formations. How did that even happen?! All the rocks are the same color in each national park, and yet, they all look different. What a sight :) #sihotanggangtozion #canyonsoncanyons #lovinggodscreations

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Woke up early this morning to go to Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona! We reserved the 10am tour, but actually arrived at 830am! (because we were noobs and forgot Arizona is PST time, unlike Utah). But it was perfect timing because we got to jump on the 845am tour! The navajotours.com people were very good photographers! They taught us how to take pictures in the caves and even took multiple portraits for us. And they let us take as MANY pictures as we wanted! Our supposedly 1 hr tour turned into 1.5 hr almost! =) One of the tour guide’s grandmas actually found these caves that we were in! So we paid $33 for the tour. Next time, I would go at prime time. 11-1pm ish, so that we can get MAXIMAL lighting into the caves! It really makes a difference in the colors and how the pictures turn out! Also, this was upper antelope canyon. Next time we can go to the Lower antelope canyon, which would be better in the late afternoon too. It was just AMAZING to be in between the walls, where water had carved their way through, smoothening out the canyon, creating gradations of colors and textures. I absolutely LOVED the colors!!! 

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We are marching to ZION! It’s the Sihotang gang on a family trip! It took us 6.5 hrs to get to Zion National Park in Utah. In the midst of the drive, we could see the scenery change from brown, to red. We stopped by Sand Hollow Reservoir, which had “swimmer’s itch” active in its waters. That did not stop Cindy’s parents from going in though for the sake of pictures! The  ombre waters were so BEAUTIFUL! I can’t believe the orange layered rocks were carved out by water over time. AMAZING. After that, we went to Zion National Park, parked our car at the visitor center, and took the shuttle to Canyon Lodge to hike up Emerald Pools. The hike is not a bad one, just a few hours as you go up and see the lower, middle, and upper pools. I think this time when we went, there was not as much water as there usually is. The name is deceiving, as they actually don’t allow you to go into the pool, but just to see it from afar. The towering orange walls are so majestic! I’m in awe of God’s creation. It has definitely been amazing so far! The house we are staying in is near the East gate and it’s HUGE too! It can sleep 18 people for $400 a night only! What a steal! =) 

Antelope canyon. Amazing to be in nature! #stripesonstripes #sihotanggangtozion #vacaybetterthanstudying #arizonahasnotimechangehaha

Antelope canyon. Amazing to be in nature! #stripesonstripes #sihotanggangtozion #vacaybetterthanstudying #arizonahasnotimechangehaha

Yellow bridge in Sacramento! #norcalweekendwarriors #notgoldenbutyellow #misstheweekendalready

Yellow bridge in Sacramento! #norcalweekendwarriors #notgoldenbutyellow #misstheweekendalready

Tower cafe in Sacramento! #AMAZINGFRENCHTOAST #theonlyfrenchtoastiwilleat #norcalweekendwarriors #wetravelinherds #stripeception

Tower cafe in Sacramento! #AMAZINGFRENCHTOAST #theonlyfrenchtoastiwilleat #norcalweekendwarriors #wetravelinherds #stripeception

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Selfie with the lovely bride and groom!!!!!! #thechoinards #norcalweekendwarriors

Selfie with the lovely bride and groom!!!!!! #thechoinards #norcalweekendwarriors

Castello di amorosa in Calistoga :) #norcalweekendwarriors #castleconquered #lamfambamjam

Castello di amorosa in Calistoga :) #norcalweekendwarriors #castleconquered #lamfambamjam

Giugnis!! How I have missed you :) and my wonderful cousins and #aprilvassanty #norcalweekendwarriors #pucmemories #canteatnormalsubsanymore

Giugnis!! How I have missed you :) and my wonderful cousins and #aprilvassanty #norcalweekendwarriors #pucmemories #canteatnormalsubsanymore

Asian ghetto in Berkeley! Tom khan noodle soup, spicy hockey curry udon, pad see ew, boba milk tea, and CREAM!!!! I forgot how good those ice cream sandwiches were. Oh my mind and taste buds blown! #warmdeliciouscookiesandwichingfluffyicecream

Asian ghetto in Berkeley! Tom khan noodle soup, spicy hockey curry udon, pad see ew, boba milk tea, and CREAM!!!! I forgot how good those ice cream sandwiches were. Oh my mind and taste buds blown! #warmdeliciouscookiesandwichingfluffyicecream

All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. “ ‘I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’ ” (Ezekiel 17:24 NIV) #norcalweekendwarriors  #wordofgodincreation #goldengatepark #happysabbath

All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. “ ‘I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’ ” (Ezekiel 17:24 NIV) #norcalweekendwarriors #wordofgodincreation #goldengatepark #happysabbath