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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guest Post: Spring Break

We went back and forth quite a bit this year on what we should do with the kids' Spring Break. It was a tough choice between the family ski trip to France and a week in St George. In the end, St George won out, so we packed our things for a

We drove down on Monday, played at "the twirly park" and settled in while the kids played in the pool.

If it had been up to the kids, they would have played in the pool all day, everyday, but we felt it was important to expose them to a variety of activities, so on Tuesday morning, we got up and went to Snow Canyon to hike around and play on the rocks.
Some of the hiking

Adam demonstrates lightsaber moves on top of a rock.

The kids getting in position for...
a group portrait.
On the way back from Snow Canyon we stopped at a new park that, though not as twirly as the twirly park, does have some twirly bits.
The kids in their favorite twirlies, the "tea cups"
and here they are in action:

The park had some other nice attractions, but the kids agreed that it wasn't as nice as the twirly park.
And then we went back and the kids played in the pool.

The next day we headed out to Sand Hollow with some of Peter's cousins and their kids to play in the sand.

Adam uses the force to raise his drip castle.

Zuzu gets a ride on a 4 wheeler with Peter's cousin Bonnie.
The wind really picked up in the afternoon, so we abandoned Sand Storm Hollow and went to the twirly park to play and do some ice blocking.  Thanks to Bonnie for providing the ice.

After the park, despite hurricane force winds, Jane and Zuzu swam in the pool while Mary entertained Adam and Ellen.

The next morning we headed out to Zion where we drove through the tunnel and hiked the Canyon Overlook Trail.

We spent a lot of the trip watching and waiting while Adam climbed all over.

Then we drove back to St George and the kids swam in the pool.

On our last day, we went and tested our fitness at "Fat Man's Misery"
Adam, no problem.

Zuzu, no problem.

Ellen, no problem.

Peter, experiencing some misery.

The kids had a great time on the trip getting re-acquainted with their second cousins.

Ellen setting fashion trends.

Next we stopped by St George's new feature.  Ellen danced with the waters...

while Adam fought with them.

And then we went back for one more swim in the pool before heading for home.

We had a wonderful Spring Break thanks to the beautiful places and fun people.  Oh, yeah, and the pools.
Jane expresses her approval of the trip.


Stephen said...

The family that plays together...
You guys.

Betsy said...

I love you. And you, and you, and you, and you, and you.