Thursday, October 18, 2012


After we left Arizona we went camping for a few days.  We had originally planned to camp at the Grand Canyon, but when the weather forecast was predicting low temps in the 20's we decided it might not be such a good idea.  So, we drove and drove and drove and ended up in Kanab, Ut.  We ate dinner and talked to some people who gave us directions to some campsites just outside of town.  We drove and drove and couldn't find those ones, so we drove to a state park hoping we could find a campsite there.  I'm a worry wart and like to have things planned out, so driving around aimlessly was not fun!!  But we found a campsite, set up the tent while the kids explored and then went to bed.  

It wasn't in the 20's, but it was cold during the night.  Well, I was the only one that was cold because I wasn't sleeping.  I had borrowed a huge air mattress from my in laws and the air in it was freezing. So I spent most of the night awake, miserable and shivering.  I'm pretty sure I told Miles I hated him in the morning!  Luckily everyone else slept fine and the boys had a great time in the morning finding fire wood.  They were very proud of the big pile they were able to gather before we left.

We hit the road early and drove to St George.  We had made reservations for a campsite in Snow Canyon.  We love Snow Canyon!  The campsite was beautiful and we were surrounded by gorgeous red rocks.  This picture doesn't do it justice.

The boys loved this campsite.  They spent their days climbing and exploring and playing in the sand.  

The picture above is during the day and the picture below is at night on the same rock.

We went for a hike on one of the trails and the boys had a lot of fun finding different plants to earn their Jr Ranger badge.

They again loved playing with the trucks in the sand.

We had to have some wrestling sessions in the tent!  I slept soooo much better here!  I put a blanket underneath my sleeping bag and that helped, not to mention it was much warmer in Snow Canyon.  It was a bit hot for our liking during the day, but I was very happy at night!

Before we left we hiked on the petrified sand dunes.  We love climbing and exploring there.  

We didn't want to leave St George and I vote that we do all of our camping there!


Geri Lawrence said...

This is such a fun post. It does look like you had a good time. And I am glad you finally got smart enough to put a blanket under you on the air mattress!