Thursday, February 21, 2008

Zion National Park

Alison and I finally had the chance to use our National Parks pass again on President's Day. We purchased it over the summer when we took our big trip to the four corners area. This is the 5th National Park that we have visited since we purchased the pass (and we've got plans to visit many more before the pass expires)...
Having made innumerable trips to southern Utah throughout my lifetime (my grandparents own a home in La Verkin that we often visit) Zion is easily the National Park that I have visited most. This excursion was a quick one and it was a beautiful day. We tried to hike to the emerald pools but we wimped out because the trail was so icy and we were sliding all over. We got to where we could see them though. I was surprised that Ada consented to be carried in our hiking backpack. She wasn't loving it, asking to get down again and again but between fruit snacks and candy we were able to make it.
The second trail that we went on was the Riverside Walk near the Temple of Sinawava. Ada walked most of this trail on her own and we patiently allowed her to go her own pace, begging for handfuls of dirty snow the whole time. She loved seeing a small herd of deer near the end of the trail. It's so fun to spend time in nature in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

4 comments:

Angie said...

Woah...someone looks pregnant! And Ada is looking kind of like Ella these days!

Alison Squire said...

Tyler, I told you I looked big!

Angie said...

You don't look "big"...you just look bigger than you did when I last saw you.

JoDee said...

Hey Tyler! This is JoDee Harward Yost. Just found your site and wanted to send a hello. Your little Ada is a doll.