Monday, April 20, 2009

Zion's National Park

During Spring Break we decided to go to Zion's National Park for a few days. One of my work clients called and asked that I clean their account another day due to a function. This allowed us to have an extra free night in our schedules.....yeah! We had 2 free nights at a Holiday Inn we packed up some food and headed out. We had a great time. We definitely could've stayed another day and it makes me antsy to go on another fun adventure since we had such a good time. Summer is just around the corner.

During our time at Zions the kids picked up the Junior Ranger program for $1 each. They completed their books and were able to earn a Ranger Badge. The books taught them how to keep the Park Clean and to look for wildlife. They learned a lot and we were glad that we bought them.

Things I learned on this trip:
  • The water jug leaks when it tips over. (After a trip to Wal-mart for a pitcher and towels to bail out the water from the trunk...we were good)
  • It would be a great investment to buy each of the kids their own hiking backpacks to carry their own water and granola bars.
  • Mason does NOT sleep in hotel rollaway cribs. Lucky Mom and Dad!
  • Roasting hot dogs and smores with the family was sooo fun!
  • A free hotel with swimming and a continental breakfast...need I say more?
  • Leaving the toiletry bag packed at the house does not do us any good on the road. We now all have a travel size deoderant, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
  • Being surrounded by these beautiful huge mountains can be such a humbling experience.
  • I like family vacations more than material things. But I have to take pictures so I can remember the experience. Here are some pictures we took:


Katie said...

Haha Holiday Inn! I'm sure it was like the good ol' days!

Glad you had fun...and learned some valuable lessons. :-D

nana said...

I love those kinds of trips. Seriously, they are the best memories and moments in life.

Aronica said...

I am so jealous! We love red rock parks and Zion is one of our most favorite! We have taken every relative who can make the hike up to the top of Weeping Rock. We have a book about the tunnel if you want to borrow it. It's very interesting. My fav place to sit and take it all in is the Court of the Patriarchs. Yours? Did you see the nesting eagles? I think this is the right time of year to catch them.

Kristi said...

awsome that would have been fun to be there!kaylee