Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moab - Day 2

On day two we decided to do the things we really wanted to do just in case we left early. 
 That morning we got up early and decided to do the hike to Delicate Arch.  Now I am not a hiker, so the thought of a three mile hike, in the hot sun, across a big rock, with three kids and being prego... this did not sound fun to me, but this was the one thing Andrew really wanted to do, so yeah.  

 By the time we made it to the arch, Andrew was the only one still happy... Don't let my smile fool you.

All of the kids cried at least once on the hike.  Fortunately, we all survived and as a bribe to the kids to finish the hike we got chicken nuggets, french fries and frosty's for lunch.
 After lunch we went back into the park.  I figured we could drive around while the kids slept.  Ashlynn was out cold for about an hour, so I stayed in the car with her and the air while Andrew and the other kids hiked around some of the closer arches.

Cameron at Balance Rock.
Ella at Balance Rock.

The kids had fun hiking around with Andrew, but we were all ready to go home.  It was way to hot, Ashlynn was still sick and Andrew and I decided it was just too much work.  So we came home Monday morning and enjoyed a week at home.  Lesson learned.  No more week long camping trips in the heat with the kids for a few years.  We also decided that we like camping in the mountains more than the desert.


  1. May I recommend Spruces. Close to home, but far enough into the mountains so you feel like you're camping. It was our favorite when the kids were little.

  2. Sounds like the trip from h-e-double-hockey-sticks! But a funny memory... in time. :)

    1. Yep. That pretty much sums it up.


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