Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A wild and crazy Spring Break (Ok, not so much but still good time)

We spent last week in the exotic location of Hurricane (Hur-kin), Utah. It is just a few miles outside of St. George. We went with Brodi's family and got out of town for Spring Break.

Brodi's dad Dennis is still fighting his cancer ( and our brother in law Dave is recovering from tearing his ACL...but that didn't stop us as we hiked, swam, drew on streets and played our way through the week. We stayed in a nice small little resort with putting greens, swimming pool, hot tub and basketball courts and we were close to Zions and spent a day there seeing things like the Weeping Rock.

It was Free National Park week down at Zions, so it was pretty busy with visitors. We did some hiking and let the kids play along the river and let them bury themselves in the sand. It is amazing how much time you can spend letting the kids play with sand. They would have been there all day.

We went up to the Narrows in St. George which the kids loved hiking around. There are so many big drops off the side that it feels like you constantly need to tell the kids to be careful (Brodi informed me several times to be careful as well). There is also, obviously, the narrows where you can be right in between the two rock faces. Carter liked it, though it made him a bit nervous at first. After a few walks up it, he loved it.

A couple of cool things just outside of St. George and Santa Clara. There is a hieroglyphics site with old indian writings as well as a cool hike and great scenery. Good for wandering around. I think we also saw 2 other people on the entire hike. Quiet and the kids loved running around.

There is also a crazy cool waterfall place in this area as well. Huge rock faces with water pouring out all over the place. It was fun to hike around it as well as let the kids jump off the rocks into the pools of water below. We had heard about it in the past but never seen it. Well worth it if you are down there.

All in all, good trip. And nice to get away from the cold rainy valley for a while at least and enjoy the 80 degree weather.

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