Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hello Zion!

On the first day of our trip, we drove. We drove some more. Then we stopped and let the kids run around. Then we forcibly strapped them all back in. Finally, we had to stop in Las Vegas to buy a DVD player. But not before we all melted in the parking lot.

Travel tip: Don't ever, ever, EVER go to Vegas in the summer. Even if it is free.

During all this excitement, my boy and I came down with the flu. My boy is challenging enough in good health, but crank his brain temperature up to 103, and he's the whiniest, moodiest, orneriest kid ever. Meanwhile, everything swirled around me as I lugged the baby around because he refused to walk on his own (the husband was busy hooking up the DVD player). I had just enough brainpower to wonder why in the world I always get sick on vacation. Last year, on our Vegas trip/cruise I was sick like this also. It could just be a coincidence. Or it could be because getting ready for a vacation is more taxing on my body than giving birth or even VBS followed by swimming.

Finally, after many chicken nuggets and naps, we arrived at our first destination.

If they look a tad sweaty and wilted, it's because this was the temperature. At 6 pm.

Travel tip: Don't ever go to Zion in the summer.

I'm always last in our group. I like being able to keep an eye on everyone. Also, I'm just slow that way.
Unanimously we decided to hike first to the Weeping Rock or Mountain which leaks water. There we drenched ourselves and jumped into the creek. The next day, we decided unanimously to hike there again, first thing. Who cared about the Patriarchs and the Great White Throne, we could have spent all day just under the Weeping Rock.
Have I mentioned how I love looking at my family world?
Especially when they turn around to wave.

Good-bye, Zion. You're a beauty, all right. You're what God was talking about when He said evidence of His creation is all around us. Hopefully we'll be back. Especially since we bought the annual pass, and we like to get our money's worth. But not during the summer. No sirree , we've learned that lesson. It was fun, except for us being sick. Thank goodness for drugs.


Morgan said...

we just visited Mt. Rushmore and Rocky Mountain National Park! We'd love to visit Zion National Park in a few years. It looks like you guys had a great time!

PoLoverLorna said...

i was underwhelmed by zion. i heard bryce canyon is much much better.