The flight to Salt Lake City from San Antonio was pretty direct as it is also a Delta hub. Exploring Temple Square a second time (I cannot remember too much of the first time) was needed. The Mormon religion is always a sight to see. The church itself was hosting many wedding parties over Memorial Day weekend. The Square auditorium supposedly seats over 20,000, one of the largest of its type. Nearby is also the state capitol building, of similar design to the Capitol buildings in Washington D.C. and Austin, TX. From Salt Lake to the bottom of the state basically, takes 4-5 hours to drive. But Bryce and Zion National Parks were well worth it. Due to the record-breaking numbers of visitors that weekend, buses run every 15 minutes promptly on time but the lines can get long. Even first thing in the morning, the Zion bus wait can be 1-2 hours long. At certain points, the wait can be even 4 hours. Besides the overcrowding, the experience was wondrous. On the way back, the scenic drive around Salt Lake City showcases snow-capped mountains in contrast to the desert canyons in the south. Many little historical towns and museums dot the surrounding areas. The cities and towns have the beautiful mountains as backdrops and the cost of living is still relatively low. Lunch will set you back $5-10 and parking in the city under $5. The state itself takes pride in the 5 big national parks that boast many visitors.