We checked out of our hotel in Page, AZ and into our hotel in Kanab, UT all before 11:30am yesterday. After a quick stop for lunch and refreshing our cooler with water, we headed to Zion National Park. The clouds and storms followed us too.
We got in a couple mile hike and back to the Zion Lodge just as the massive storm hit. After waiting out the rain and lightning, we caught the shuttle back to the visitor center and had dinner in the town of Springdale. Rain and rainbows followed us back out of the park and while I didn’t get many pictures, I have all the beauty and wonder of the park in my head forever.
Poor Cooper had been complaining of an earache and when it didn’t get better with Motrin, I ended up taking him to the ER at 10:30 last night. Selfishly, if he was sick, I wanted to get some meds in him sooner than later so we could continue our adventures today… It’s all about the planning, right?
Turns out he had a sinus infection and tender ears as a side effect. Thanks to the medical staff at the local hospital in Kanab, UT… we were in and out in less than 40 min. BOOM!
Today, we ventured to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes and then onto Bryce Canyon. The highlight for the kids was definitely the sand dunes and they debated for hours why it was called pink since it really looked orange… They ran, climbed, ran, built sand castles and then ran some more.
Bryce was gorgeous and again, I didn’t take many photos. Another storm was rolling in (somehow they keep following us!) and I frankly just wanted to spend more time taking it all in and standing in awe and be inspired by what surrounded me.
We closed out the night with dinner and pool time and as I type, Harper I struggling to keep her eyes open and the older kiddos are watching Food Network.
Tomorrow is a travel day to Moab, UT and our adventure train rolls on. Next up on our itinerary is Canyonlands & Arches National Parks and then Salt Lake City Sunday evening.
Here are a few highlights….