We decided to come back last night since we got everything done that we wanted in a shorter time than we anticipated. Sadly, my camera broke! Well, it’s not completely broken, but it won’t let me zoom in or out to take pictures. I will have to call Canon tomorrow and see if I need to send it in to them.
In the meantime, here’s what we did in Zion.
On the way to Zion we stopped at our favorite fast food place of all time–Dairy Queen!
While Abe and I were setting up the tent, we locked Mary in the van and let her walk around while Lydia slept. When we finished, we discovered she had piled Lydia’s lap high with all sorts of presents.
Hiking to the Narrows the next morning.
We stopped hiking at the part where you have to hike in the river. You should have special shoes and a walking stick for that part, and we only had one baby carrier. Maybe we’ll try again when our kids are older.
Lydia and Mary spent about an hour building a “castle” out of rocks and playing in the mud by the river.
I’m pretty sure those pants are ruined…but Lydia sure had fun ruining them!
Abe was trying to fix the camera. I have no idea what I was doing with my arms.
Zion is my favorite national park. The pictures don’t do it justice, so I didn’t really try. I did take a couple though as a futile exercise in trying to capture a bit of the majesty and splendor of the place.
Someone was tired after playing in the mud.
Then we headed back to our campground, which had a pool. After a quick, cold swim, we packed up an headed home. We arrived just before midnight.
This morning we were so happy to be home and have a full day together. We started off by going for a run around the City Creek Canyon loop.
On the way back home, we visited with Anique, Andrew and Fleur who were out in their beautiful yard.
Then I ran off to yoga while Abe took the girls to the park.
After that, we all had naps and quiet time, and now Abe and Lydia are cleaning out the very dirty van. We have a TON of errands to do, so I’m blogging now in anticipation of not having time tonight. If we do anything else fun or picture worthy, I’ll edit this post and add whatever pictures we take. If not, this is it, I guess! Happy Labor Day!