Sunday, June 27, 2010

Goblin Valley

In May we took a trip to Southern Utah to go camping with Ben and Mikki.

I know you're thinking, "Wow, what a barren wasteland to camp in!" Anyways that's what I was thinking.

It only took about 10 minutes for Ashton to fully experience the joy of being dirty.

And get to know some of the local wildlife.

(Just so you know, lizards don't have eyelids so it's no use trying to win a staring contest)

Yes, the lizards were the highlight of the whole trip for the boys. Especially when they discovered that mom doesn't love lizards. They named the first one they caught America, and then every time they'd catch more, they'd say, "America? Is that you?"

No, we are not finished with the lizard pictures yet...

Nate found his dream home...(that's your dreams, Nate!)

On our second day in hell...oops, I meant camping...we drove to Goblin Valley and did some hiking.

That's when we realized it was probably a bad idea to dress Evan in camouflage...

Then we went back to camp and Nate and I killed everyone else playing ladderball.

We all know I hate camping, but I love seeing my kids have fun. When we were packing up, Ashton stomped around saying, "I don't want to leave! I want to stay here!" I don't think they'll forget this trip for a long time. Knowing how much they love it makes it all worth it!


Karla said...

You are such a good sport to go along with the camping trip even though camping is not your thing. It looks like a really fun area that you went to.

Josh L. said...

Looks like fun. I like the 'ride 'em cowboy' pic with Nate and Ashton. Thanks for the pictures. I'll show Chiu-yi when she gets home. She'll love them.

Kay said...

Oh sooo good to see our long lost friend Leone back in the blogging world. I loved the post. You crack me up on how much you hate camping. Way to endure it for your men though! the boys are getting so big!

it's just lisa said...

that place looks crazy...