Zion Day 1
We are on our way to Zion. We drove all day, and stopped in Salt Lake City for lunch. We drove to Zion River Resort and arrived at about 8pm. We started the next day by heading to the Zion Adventure Company to get walking sticks for Addie and Will. After the slow, uneventful process of buying the walking sticks, we made our way to the narrows. There were a few people there already, but not too much for it to become annoying. We took a shuttle to the hiking grounds, but we still had a mile left to walk before ACTUALLY reaching the river.
When we did reach the river, we got ready to hike in the water. It was the kids' first experience ever, which made it even more exciting. It was the coolest thing, hiking through the river and seeing the beautiful scenery that encased us in the path. Addie decided to be a daredevil and go into the waist deep water, but immediately regretted her decision. She ended up freaking out because of a spider instead of actually looking cool and daring. The two older kids went along and splashed through the water while the youngest was being carried down the river by Mom. We got a few stares, but Eddie had a blast and even tried to hike in the waters himself. We stopped and got up onto the rocks once in a while to rest, and also have a few of the snacks we packed. Addie and Will almost ruined their Keens by stomping around in the mud by one of the places we stopped.
We don't actually know how far we hiked, but we think we made a three mile roundtrip. We also still had a mile left to hike to get to the shuttle, and by this time Addie and Will were complaining about how their legs hurt. We took the shuttle back to the beginning, and drove back to the campsite, had dinner, and fell asleep. I speak for the whole family when I say that day was amazing, and we would love to visit it again.
Zion Day 2
We had to go to Vegas to drop off the trailer. The road between Southern Utah and Vegas was not the best experience. The only bad weather we encountered was a flash flood in the desert...imagine that. We had to clean out the trailer in 110 degree heat, but we were all thankful it was dry heat. But on the plus side.........WE GO TO CALIFORNIA WITHOUT HAULING A TRAILER!!! YEAH!!!!
Zion day 1-2 written by our daughter Addie 12 (10 at the time of the road trip)