We were SO excited for our hiking trip. To preface: not a ton of hiking was actually accomplished. Some, yes, but mostly we just enjoyed being in these beautiful places! After one long Bryce Canyon hike, the boys were pretty much tired out. Forever. So we did the best we could :).
We hit Arches on the drive out. We only did one small hike there, but it was amazing!
There was a sand hill in between two rock walls. Needless to say, we spent plenty of time here on the way in and on the way back out.
We saw many lizards on the trail - Landon actually caught this one. He was huge and had beautiful orange markings! He was safely returned to his home after some observation :)
Scott and Parker hit another arch - maybe sand dune arch was the name? Landon slammed his finger in a heavy metal door (bathroom) and was in a lot of pain. 6 weeks later, we discovered his finger was fractured. At the time, we bandaged it, he could bend it and he didn't complain after a couple of hours. We figured it was fine! 6 weeks later, he said "Mom, this finger still hurts". After an X-ray, I felt like a really awesome Mom. Poor kid!
We settled at our condo and then met up with our friends at Bryce canyon. This was probably my favorite day of the trip. We took the hike down into the canyon and came out through "wall street". Such an amazing hike. Unfortunately, Rhys decided he couldn't possibly walk...any steps that day. So I carried two babies down the trail and Scott packed our food and water. It actually balanced out nicely!
This kid - always catching creatures.
And this kid - always sliding on his bum.
It was truly a joy to do this hike - the kids loved it!
No...this is not my kid feeding the wildlife.
Wall street! Rhys started falling asleep on my back, but couldn't actually fall asleep, because apparently my shoulder blades are not very comfortable to lay on. So Scott took him the rest of the way. Sleeping :)
After all of those switchbacks, we enjoyed the view from the top!
Happy boy after a nap!