On Friday evening the kids and I headed down to Moab, UT for a Easter getaway/post semester celebration. The weather forecast looked iffy but we sucked it up and hoped for the best. Saturday turned out to be pretty nice. The kids and I took advantage of National Park Week's free admission and hiked out to delicate arch in Arches National Park. It was amazing, I honestly wasn't expecting it to be so spectacular! It sprinkled on and off during our entire 3 mile hike but it felt great. I was so proud of the kids, they both did great hiking!
Yup, those lil specks are the kiddos :)
I only wore Ava in the ergo for about half of the hike!
enjoying the view together :)
After our visit in Arches, we decided to take advantage of National Park Week and head over to Canyonlands National Park. It was pretty amazing too. I seriously took hundreds of pictures. I'll spare you all and NOT share them (unless you really want me too!), lol.
Got back to the campsite where it was miraculously not raining! Got the tent set up and the fire made. The kids roasted turkey dogs and snacked on cherry tomatoes while the salmon and veggies were cooking on the grill.
who needs a man? not me!
Sunday morning the kiddos and I were supposed to meet up for a hike with Tough Chik (if you're not following her, you should be!) Shannon and her husband in Arches. However, the weather didn't cooperate so we settled for meeting for a late breakfast/snack/coffee that did not go quite as we planned (after waiting 20 minutes to get seated, the waiter put our order in behind a dozen tables that came in AFTER us). But luckily I was in excellent company, which made our extra long dining out experience, dare I say enjoyable, lol :) I already can't wait for our next visit! After our meal, Shannon and her hubs hit the trails with their bikes to enjoy beautiful Moab and the kiddos and I took a drive to the southern end of Canyonlands to the Needles district. After we got back into town we decided to ditch the tent after our awful night of rain and get a room that night. Best decision ever!
Ava and her new BFF, the original Tough Chik herself, Shannon!
Monday morning I took some advice from one of my Tweeps and headed out to hike to Morning Glory Arch with the kids. It was about a 5-6 mile round trip hike and the kids were total troopers! It was seriously one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on. The trail followed along a creek and it was lush and the green and we were surrounded by amazing red rock everywhere.
My tough lil Guy helping his sister :)
Shortly after we got back from our hike the rain started again. We packed up and hit the road, it rained pretty much the entire trip back home.
The aftermath of Moab!
Did you do anything fun and non sugar related for Easter? Did you get out and take advantage of free admission for National Park Week last week? Hope you all had an excellent weekend and I can't wait to hear your stories :)