Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Over Fourth of July weekend, we went on our first family trip that wasn't to visit family! We decided it would be fun to go to St. George since it's close and we could easily do a two day trip. I found a great deal on this little hotel that came with a free buffet breakfast and it was actually really good! We drove up in the afternoon so we went to dinner, went swimming and rested up for our day of hiking. The next day we drove to Zion to spend the day.
Zion was so beautiful and we had so much fun. We did a morning hike and then had lunch. We took a tram to another hike and went till these pools and trickling waterfall. Ashton did an amazing job hiking and Kaylynn thoroughly enjoyed being the queen of Sheba in her chair! After our two hikes we decided to ride the tram all the way through Zion park. After we got back to our car, we had to drive through the really long tunnel that goes right through the mountain. The kids loved the tunnel and couldn't believe how dark it was.
After our exhausting day of hiking and heat, Ashton still had enough energy to go swimming. We had dinner and happily crawled into bed for a great nights rest. The last day of our trip we drove through the historic downtown of St. George. We also stopped by the temple and walked through the visitors center. It was such a fun trip. I also drove Aaron by my old house and high school. I couldn't believe how much St. George has changed in 12 years. We had a blast and it was a perfect little get away for the weekend. It's definitely a trip will we have to do again.