I think we can all agree that 2020 was the Summer of Bummer when it came to vacation travel. However, this year most of us were ready to revenge travel somewhere...anywhere! So after going on hiatus, our Summer Vacation recap has returned! We added a slight twist this time around to challenge everyone to represent while enjoying their summer fun! Here's a montage of everywhere our Cornerstone swag (and people) have been over the last few months! Enjoy!
Mark Carlson: Early morning hike into the Narrows in Zion National Park through 40 degree water of the Virgin River. The rock walls are over a thousand feet high while the walls narrow down to 20 to 30 feet wide! Thus giving it the name...The Narrows.
Tom Kosater: Exploring Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in California with my wife, Kara. Fun fact: The General Sherman Tree is the world's largest tree, standing 275 feet tall and over 36 feet in diameter at its base!
Yasmin Soliman: Every summer I go to Cairo, Egypt to visit some friends and family. I always make it a point to visit the pyramids to admire their beauty and the historic Bazaar to get some shopping in from local merchants and artists. There is so much beautiful history in Egypt, it always blows my mind!
Brian McLaury: Philmont Scout Ranch Adventure with my son, Daniel!
Bob Wetmore: Sure, you can go to Florida without your Cornerstone swag…. But would you enjoy it as much? I don’t think so.
Brandon Crelia: Social distancing on Lake Travis for the 4th of July.
Deanna Prischak: We got to go kayaking this summer along the San Marcos River! In full spirit, Donnie broke his paddle within the first couple minutes! But it was a beautiful day and ended with quite a bit of sunburn – always remember your sunscreen! Stay tuned for this happy couple to soon be husband and wife!!! Not sure if the Cornerstone swag will make it into their wedding photos...
Ranjit Gupta: Elk sighting at the Grand Tetons and bison at the Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Fun fact: Scientists estimate that the famous geyser expels somewhere between 3,700 gallons (for a short duration of 1.5 minutes) to 8,400 gallons (for a longer duration of 4.5 minutes) of water (204°F) during an eruption...which happens about 20 times a day!
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to get back to traveling again!