Monday, June 30, 2014

Southern Utah trip: part 1

So until I get caught up on the rest of the year, I should probably stay current moving forward.  We just got back from a trip out to St. George, Utah.  We had a lot of fun.  We kept very busy, and everyone was exhausted by the end of it.  But there was so much I wanted to do that we packed in as much as possible.  Also I didn't take my big camera.  I'm thankful for phones that can take great pictures!

We took the drive in two days.  The first day we made it to Denver. The next day we stopped near Glenwood Springs and took a hike up to Hanging Lake.  I read online that it was a 'kid friendly' hike and thought it would probably be a great little stop.  Well.  It turns out it was 2.5 miles round trip and it was quite steep and rocky.  It took 4 hours!  The kids did really great though, and even though I had to hold Leah's hand as tightly as I could the whole time to stop her from falling down every couple of minutes, we still had a great time.  Leah gives me a heart attack.  She just does not pay attention or look around her carefully at all, so I really did have to stay close.

I made the kids some travel books with different activities.  They used them a few times, but mostly they watched movies and played games on the tablet and phones.

 She was really great in the car!  A few meltdowns, but all in all not too shabby.

A view of Kansas out my window.

At the bottom of the hike to Hanging Lake.

Just chilling in the back pack.

View at the top. Hanging Lake.
 Holding tight!
After the hike.


Holly said...

Looks like a fun hike.

Mitzi said...

Beautiful lake! Leah would terrify me!