Hiking Poses…..

On our trip we decided that each kid would pick a pose and then every hike we went on I would get a photo of them in that pose. Initially it was to be in each of the national parks we went to but since the pandemic changed all of that we just went with…

Hanging Gardens

Our final hike on our trip was also in Page, Arizona. It was a great hike. It was called Hanging Gardens and we traveled along the red rocks and desert area up to a little overhang where the water collected along the rocks resulting in a little mini oasis of plants growing and flourishing. It…

Horseshoe Bend Hike

I’m still slowly working through blogging about our trip at the end of March. Since we weren’t able to go to the Grand Canyon with the pandemic and we were staying in Page, Arizona, we did the next best thing and hiked (really it was more of an easy walk) to Horseshoe Bend. We got…

Buck Tank Draw and Birthday Arch Hike

Not far from where we stayed in Northern Arizona just across the border into South Utah was a great little hike that we found. The hike was not easily found as it was just a little pull off the side of the road. We hike up the wash and climbed over rocks and cruised through…

Arizona Swimming…..

When we escaped last month we spent the majority of our time in northern Arizona just outside of Page. We had found a Airbnb home that was close to Lake Powell and had a small swimming pool and was pretty isolated. Initially we had planned on spending 3 nights there but as all things virus…

Rest Stops….

Traveling with kids is an adventure. And our kids do pretty well. Rest stops are a huge help though. And we don’t typically rest at the rest stops….we run and jump and climb and do whatever is needed to get some much needed energy out. Our trip to Arizona was no different. At one stop…

Lava Falls, El Malpais National Monument Hike

A little over an hour west of Albuquerque is El Malpais National Monument which is full of old lava fields and lava tubes and caves to explore. We learned about it from a friend at church and so after our hike at Riconada Canyon we headed out there. The road to the tubes and caves…

Riconada Canyon Hike Petroglyph National Monument

So before the state closed we snuck out of town. Initially it was to go to Leighton’s regional gymnastics meet in Albuquerque but that got cancelled but we had planned an entire week long trip around that and then had plans to visit 7-8 National Parks. We debated cancelling the trip but at the insistence…

Backpacking 2019

Last week we went on a 4 day 3 night backpacking trip and I think it was one of the highlights of our summer. In true fashion for our backpacking trips we had some rain, but all in all we had a great time. We went backpacking down in south/central Colorado and backpacked in a…

Olympic Park Day #4

Technically we didn’t actually go into the park on our fourth and final day, but we stayed along the edge of it in Port Angeles and went sea kayaking in Freshwater Bay. I had found Adventures Through Kayaking online a couple of months before our trip and booked a morning excursion and I am so…