on the morning after my last hurrah hike at observation point in zion, derek and isaac packed up the camper and hit the long road home to nc. the girls and i stayed an extra day, staying with our st. george friends for one more day of fun. they took us out to snow canyon, […]
observation point. zion national park.(my last hurrah).
when i found out we were returning to the general vicinity of zion national park, i had high hopes for lots of epic adventures. but, while we were there, we first made the executive decision to head home to nc at the end of our stay, and then amended that to leave about a week […]
zion, with friends.
our cedar city-ish campground (from early november, yes my blogging is way behind) just happened to be about an hour from zion. so the big kids and i made plans with our st. george friends to meet up in at the visitor center for lunch and then a few small hikes and adventures. firstly, we […]
st. george fancy pants trick-or-treating.
a few months and states ago (march/california), we happened to be in the same campground as another fulltime traveling family that i followed on instagram, and we became fast friends with them. at that point, they were considering settling for a bit, and when we departed to head up the coast, they actually did just […]
cedar breaks national monument. (fail).
our post salt lake city campground was just outside cedar city, utah. as we drove, i realized we were pretty close to cedar breaks national monument, which i had heard good things about. so, after we had settled in, we bundled all up and i whisked the kids away for a quick little adventure. maybe […]
pumpkin patch extravaganza.
last year, we were pretty much in the desert and away from civilization for the entire fall, so we missed out on the full pumpkin patch experience. this year, we were in salt lake city in the weeks before halloween, and with my mom coming out for some of that time, we figured we should […]
arches and canyonlands with new gramma.
obviously, i am once again a million years behind in blogging. it’s been a crazy month of whirlwind travel, which will be detailed in great length in a later post. for now though, i’ll pick up where i left off a month ago, just outside salt lake city, where my mom flew out to visit […]
heber city chronicles.
when i left off, i had just taken the kids on a little side trip to great basin national park. while we were having adventures, and driving to and from that park, derek moved along down the highway to the nevada border, which is where we met up with him for a night. the town […]
some zion-y stuff.
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 […]
zion national park.kolob canyon and canyon overlook.
we had two weeks in zion, giving derek a full weekend to explore with us. unfortunately, he wasn’t feeling great, and i was still a little sore from my angel’s landing hike, so we kept it very low-key. first up, on saturday, we drove out to kolob canyon, which is a way different part of […]