zion national park was our last stop on our two month long tour of utah (and one colorado) national parks. it was definitely my favorite, but i think we were sort of worn out by the time we got here and our motivation to get out and explore seemed to be at an all time low. it was sort of frustrating, but not as much as trying to drag three grumpy kids out on difficult and dangerous trails against their will. anyhow. this is my post about all the miscellaneous stuff from zion.
i did manage to drag the kids out early in the trip, to get some work done on their junior ranger books. we stopped at the museum, to watch the educational video, where we had this view off the back deck.
our campground only had electric hookups. no water or sewer. but, there was a dishwashing station, which was awesome. between showers in town and this station, we didn’t even cut it close on our gray tank getting full.
well. i said we didn’t come close on our gray tank, but there was no way we could go two whole weeks without dumping the black tank. so, on sunday afternoon, we packed everything up and rolled over to the dump station with a view.
since we weren’t doing much, i tried to get the kids back into the swing of school. and by school, i mostly mean math and some reading, which is obviously a lot to ask, based on how they responded. this was one of the better, calmer moments.
after sitting around all day on our last two days in zion, i convinced the kids to go on some last bike rides to try to get some pictures of the watchman from different spots on the trail. it had been towering over our camper all week, but we didn’t pay it much attention. it lights up in the evening as the setting sun shines on it.
there were several other photographer folk along the bank, so we had to work hard to get a pic without them in it. i didn’t figure they’d want a kid with a point and shoot and a mom with an iphone traipsing around so we resorted to wading in the water and bridge pics.
and then, our zion adventure was over. for now.