Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Picnic at Neptune Park

It had been a while since we visited Neptune Park, so we packed up a picnic and headed over.  It was SUPER hot and I was melting, but it did not stop the kids from having a blast!  Chris and Ayden were having races up to the top of the pyramid, and exploring all of the other toys with some friends they made while we were there.  Tory loved the swings and spent most of her time on them, but she also checked out the slides and other toys there. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Arches 2013

             On the last day of our trip we decided to stop in Arches National park.  This was all of our first time visiting arches and it was a really spectacular sight to see all of the beautiful formations.  We got into Moab around 4 pm, and so we stopped at a large arch nearby and let the kids hike around for a bit.  We headed into town and stopped for dinner at The Blu Pig where we enjoyed some tasty barbecue.  We had a hotel reservation in a different town nearby, so we headed there after dinner.  Jared and the boys went swimming and then we all went to bed so we could get up early.
           The next morning, it was slightly overcast and we headed up to arches.  When we entered the park, it started to drizzle, and by the time we made it to balanced rock it was pouring!  We got out to see but the kids were a little underwhelmed and wet so we bundled into the car and headed for the North and South Windows and Double Arch.  By the time we found a parking space, the rain miraculously cleared up and we were able to hike all over. 
            The kids had a grand time and kept doing crazy things and jumping all over the place.  Tory discovered the sand and would cry anytime we took her away from digging in the sand to go see something else!  We spent most of our day hiking around Double Arch, but we also hiked up to see Delicate Arch from the viewpoint as we did not think our children would be up for the actual hike to see it!  The boys had brought their slingshots and had a grand time shooting rocks over the edges.  We spent the rest of the afternoon in the car, only stopping to take pictures at some of the viewpoints, and then headed over to Goblin Valley!