After a night in Flagstaff, we headed off to Zion National Park. (take a look from the previous post to see some pics from our adventures) We were able to take two breathtaking hikes, a dip in the river running right by our camp, and enjoy all of the spectacular cliffs and canyons Zion had to offer.
Here are also a few lessons we learned along the way in Zion.
- Never take a tired three year old on a hike in the early evening and then expect her to ride the shuttle quietly back to camp.
- Expect to get angry looks from other shuttle riders when tired three year old screams for the 35 minute ride back.
- Never let your four year old take a favorite blanket on shuttle ride. Even when she says she won't lose it.
- Do try to convince your distraught four year old that a squirrel can use her missing blanket to keep warm next winter.
- Zion's camp ground is covered with very large ants.
- Do watch out for flash floods. Especially when you are camping right next to the river.
- Don't let anyone tell you Zion is cool in July.
- Love every minute with your four kids and fabulous husband, even when you are both asking yourselves, "What have we gotten ourselves into?"