Bridger, Mason, Kelsey, and I all had spring the same week this year. We decided to spend it at Mom and Dad's new winter home in St. George. We all traveled down there the Monday before Easter. Sadly, John had to work and couldn't come until Friday. We had a blast! It was great to have a break from all of our busy lives.
Here is a blow by blow of what we did on a daily basis.
Tuesday: We went on a hike to Red Cliffs. It was a beautiful day! I never knew how pretty the red rocks of southern Utah were.
The highlight of the hike was scaling a small waterfall via some holes in the cliff and an old rope. Trust me when I say its harder than it looks. When it's warm, people slide down the waterfall and into the pool for a nice soak. The weather wasn't quite warm enough to entice us to jump in!
There isn't much of a trail after this point so we went exploring. We were able to find our way to the very top.
Afterwards, we had lunch at the bottom of the trail. Then, we went back home stopping along the way to get some yummy ice cream. Later that night we all went miniature golfing. Mason kicked our butt's of course.
Wednesday: Boys went golfing, Girls went shopping. Both parties felt like we were getting the better end of the deal. The ladies had a good time cruising the outlet malls, cruising the cute downtown shops, and eating lunch at the original Cafe Rio! The city was beautiful this time of year with all of it's trees in bloom. We even had time to stop in and get a tour of Brigham Young's house.
Thursday: We spent all day hiking in Zion National Park. The weather was perfect! We spent the first half of the day cruising the slot canyons. There are no designated trails and so you just explore on your own hoping you will find some great spots. We were pleasantly surprised about what we stumbled on.
Afterwards we had lunch at checkerboard point.
The last stop at Zion's was the Overlook trail. You hike several miles along the cliff edge to end up on top of a partial arch and an amazing view of the entire park.
Friday: We hung around the house anxiously waiting for John's arrival. We then went on another great hike, this time to Snow Canyon. We were like little kids as we tried to climb up and over everything in sight.
At the end of the hike, my parents made us wait around while they went up the trail to create an Easter egg hunt. When they said it was all clear, we ran up the mountain in search of eggs. We had fun trying to out "egg" everyone else.
Later that night, we went to Mesquite. My parents had hid money in the eggs so that we could use it to gamble with. Aren't they the best parents ever?! We also ate at the all-you-can-eat lobster buffet.
Saturday: We went to the craft fair at Tuachan. Kelsey and I both bought new purses!
We also went to the craft fair in downtown St. George and the Classic Car show in Hurricane.
Sunday: We had to say goodbye and make the long trip home. We are grateful for the great weather, great entertainment, great company, and grateful hospitality that we experienced on our trip. We can't wait to go back!