For those following along on Instagram or Facebook know that family and I recently took a trip to Southern Utah. We spent a week there exploring a few of the national parks as well as some having so good old family adventure time. As you can imagine we have a ton of pictures from our trip and I figured I’d spare you flipping through a thousand and one pictures. I’ve broken the trip into three parts.
Part 1 – Look out points, Faux Falls and our Moab Hummer Adventure
Part 2 – Arches National Park
Part 3 – Canyon Land National Park and Park City
For the four days leading up to our family vacation I was attending the SNAP conference in Salt Lake City Utah. The hubs flew in with the kids at the end of the conference and we started our family vacation from there!
Moab was approximately 3.5-4 hours south of Salt Lake City. We left in the morning after breakfast and made it down there by lunch. It was a pretty straight shot and unless you are like my husband and take the longer scenic route (yep, he’s Clark Griswald) you will be there before you know it, with limited whining. 🙂Route on the left – straight shot to Moab. Route on the right, our route! 🙂
The scenic route, however, did prove to be some of the most beautiful and scenic pictures of our whole trip, so I will let it slide. I’m seriously in love with this picture of
DNHGirl MWHGirl (Made With HAPPY Girl).
MWH Dad was in his happy place. MWHBoy was a little sleepy place.That first day after checking in we were off on our 1st Hiking Adventure to Faux Falls. Its was a great hike for the kids. The terrain was pretty easy and the distance is less than a mile round trip. Ideal for little legs.We hiked into a great little waterfall. It was great and the kids enjoyed playing in the water and the vegetation around it.
I worked on my self-timing photos and caught a few fun ones.
The next night we decided to take a break from the hiking and go on an adventure. A Hummer Adventure that is!Okay, so to be honest, this was set up by the hubs and I really didn’t have any idea about what we were about to embark on. It was one of the only adventures that the 2 year old was able to partake in, so we went for it. Our driver reminded me of my Dad and was a truck driver all his life and assured me that he took his 6 grandchildren out in it all the time and that we were completely safe. Didn’t stop me from having reservations, but did calm my nerves a bit.The hummer took us straight up rocks and was able to maneuver canyons like nothing I’ve ever experienced. We went on the sunset adventure and we were so glad we did. The views were spectacular and the light was amazing. The 2nd picture down on the left… that was us going straight down a rock. I almost lost it! The kids on the other hand were so happy and had so much fun.The only downfall from the whole experience was that it was so windy and cold, and by the end of the tour, everyone in the car just wanted to get back to warm up.
Moab truly is a beautifully unique place with its red rocks. I do see how my husband considers it one his favorite places.
Next up, I’ll be sharing with you our Moab Adventures – Part 2 – Arches National Park.