July 6, 2008

Zion National Park--4th of July

John and I decided that since we couldn't go home for 4th of July we were going to do something fun anyway. We packed up late Thursday night and then first thing Friday morning we jumped in the car and drove to Zion National Park. We had so much fun. We were only able to stay for one night due to church responsibilities but it was worth it. It was like 100 degrees the first night and so we slept Lucas in just his diaper and John and I slept on top of the sleeping bags. The second day was much better as it was only in the upper 80's with occasional cloud cover. We went on several of the hikes. Some great friends of our let us borrow their backback to carry Lucas in. I think John and I are going to invest in one. It worked great and Lucas had a blast. The only downside is that we couldn't take Tibo along because there is only one trail that dogs are allowed on and we didn't think it would be fair to him to leave him at camp, nor did we think it would be fair to the other campers as Tibo tends to bark alot when he sees thing going on.

Here are a couple of pictures from our trip.

Lucas found hiking ver relaxing. This is a picture of him sleeping on our about 1 mile round trip hike. We went on 3 different lenghth hike and about half way through each of them, he fell asleep!

This is our cute family on our hike up to the top of the 3 Emerald Lakes. A great hike. The weather was wonderful. Lucas fell asleep just as we started coming down the mountain.

This is Lucas having his first french fry. We ate Lunch at the Zion Lodge so we didn't have to carry a cooler hiking.

Daddy and Lucas on our last hike of the trip.

Lucas again fell asleep about half way through that final hike!

On our way out of the final hike off to the side of the road was this deer. Just eating away at this little tree. There were two deer but this was the last picture on our memory card. Good thing the trip was over!


Katie said...

looks like you had a lot of fun. you'll have to come and visit and we can all hike up pike's peak. i guess people do it all of the time especially at night so it isn't so hot.

Amber said...

That looks awesome! I have never been to Zion NP. It was on our list of places to go before leaving Utah, but that didn't happen. Lucas is such a cutie. I especially liked the picture of him and John on the last hike.

Stringham Family said...

Sounds like so much fun. Looks like a fun place to go camping and stuff, we will have to come down and hang out sometime.

Karlee said...

You should frame your family hiking picture. Its too precious!

Nelson's said...

Lukie Tukie is getting so dang big! Check out our blog and post some comments! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU GUYS LIKE CRAZY! Can't wait to see you in a month!!!

Heather and Parker Lyons said...

I am soooo jealous of you guys! Heather has never been there and I have been wanting to go back down there and go biking and hiking and take Heather and Caleb. I'll have to get the hikes that you went on so that I can take the fam down there. Anyway we miss you guys and hopefully we will be able to come down and see you for a couple of days.

Molli said...

He looks exactly like his daddy. Cutest baby. Your trip looks way fun. It makes me want to go hiking.

Jill and Travis said...

*tsk* I just realized I never commented on this post. I am ashamed. I looked at it forever ago. Anyway, love the pictures. We like the French fry one. Glad you had a fun and safe Fourth! We're excited to see you guys!

Larsen Mom said...

Hey, I just found your blog address on Natalie's site. I'm glad you guys are doing so well. Your pictures are too cute.