I guess one good thing came from the national attention those guys pushing over the rocks in Goblin Valley State Park received; no one used to have any idea where it was when I would say we were going there. Now they all know it as, "the place where those guys pushed that rock over."
Thanks, guys. You've really put it on the map. *wink*
Anyway, so we went camping in Goblin Valley last weekend. It was awesome. The weather was great for the most part, Brynlie was an angel, Kennedy had a blast, Cory got to tinker, and I got a s'more. Everyone was a winner.
We arrived Friday afternoon and just lazily sat around camp and marveled at the amount of children camped in the group spot next to us. It was like a swarm of bee's.
We'll skip over the first night and how horribly Brynlie slept; or didn't sleep for that matter...
Saturday morning I awoke before the sun to this scene outside the trailer:
I'm still trying out this whole running again thing (more on that in another post) so I decided to go for a run. Running is still somewhat challenging for me but it's getting better. And the view couldn't be beat
After the run we had breakfast and went and hiked Little Wild Horse Canyon. It was another 4 miles on my feet but oh so fun. It's one of my favorite hikes. Brynlie was super jazzed to go
We had a slight mix up which resulted in no hiking pack for Kennedy, so she walked the whole thing. She was a champion hiker and was obsessed with scaling every single rock on her own without help. She wore herself out towards the end though and just started bawling and Cory carried her on his shoulders the rest of the way. He's a pretty fantastic Dad.
Sunday the ruthless wind that is almost always blowing in Goblin Valley showed up. We decided to try and head to the Valley of Goblins anyway. Brynlie wasn't having it and after a short trial run, was sentenced to sit in the car with my mom. I can't blame her, having sand blown in your eyes really isn't fun. Kennedy braved it a little while longer before she, too, had had enough. But the excitement and adventure that she had when we were running around was priceless.
Oh wait, just kidding, there was one...
Monday we packed up, which wasn't entirely boring:
It was a fun trip and was so nice to get away and enjoy southern Utah. I really feel so grateful to live in such a gorgeous state with so much to see and do.
Oh, and there was a train at the rest stop on the way home, which may or may not have made Kennedy's brain explode with excitement. She's such a boy.