Thursday, June 25, 2009

Father's Day + Zion's Free Weekend = One Awesome Day!

Saturday Zion National Park sponsored a free day. So, for a little Father's Day Adventure we decided to take advantage of it. We had only ever hiked to the Lower Emerald Pool and that day we chose to try something different and venture up to the Upper Pools. Man, was it ever a challenge (especially pushing the stroller that obviously is not built to take hiking). The kids did so great and Kyler surprised me with his determination and ability to climb over those big rocks all by himself. I have to remind myself, as his mother, that he is growing up and needs to feel like he can do it himself. Go Kyler!
When we finally reached the Upper Pool it took our breaths away! There is such a dramatic difference between the lower pool and the upper. The weather was perfect, there was lots of sand to play in and the pool itself was nestled in the canyon. A very cool and inviting place. It was worth the rocky and bumpy hike it took to get there. Thank you Zion for having a free day. Thank you Kevin for being such a loving daddy. For making our kids laugh everyday and for being my support and best friend! I love you! Happy Father's Day!


Tink said...

So fun! I love Zions. I wish it wasn't so expensive. I was too busy on the free day to make it up there and that made me sad. I love the upper pool too! I only went once and I was pregnant, it is quite the hike. I need to do it sometime when I feel normal!

OurLittleFamily said...

How fun! Cute kiddos!