Photo courtesy of Josh Romney
Mitt and Ann Romney pose with their family.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the pages of Monday to share the story of a recent family trip to sites like Goblin Valley, Zion National Park and Lake Powell — a trip that continued a long tradition of teaching family members about the sacrifices of the pioneers and family ancestors.

"We came away more appreciative of the landscape God gave us, of the sacrifices of the pioneers and of the comforts of air conditioning and home-cooked meals!" Romney wrote.

Read Romney's account of their family trip and see photos from their adventure on