Last October when our good friends were staying with us en-route to their home in California. We decided we didn’t see enough of each other and had the brilliant idea to meet up in Arches National Park during their Spring Break. We randomly (or so I thought) had two days off of school then too. Turns out we had two days off of school for Easter Break. Despite it being Easter and Conference we still made it happen, and I am so grateful we did.
We started with a hike up to Delicate Arch (the one on the license plates). It was a 3 mile round trip hike. We thought we had better begin with that one while the kids were fresh.
Max lasted about half way up and then conked out like this for about 45 minutes. Justin was against bringing the back pack, but my theory is… any child who still takes a nap needs to be carried in a back pack at some point in a day of hiking.
The scenery was absolutely breath taking. I love a lot of different kinds of nature, but something about red rock against bright blue sky speaks to my soul.
We initially made fun of everyone taking pictures under the arch… and then we sheepishly joined them.
Silly… That was Max’s silly face all weekend. Not sure where it came from.
Then we headed over to check out the windows trail.
We ended up at the first window for at least an hour. There were just so many rocks to climb and forts to find. Justin had as much fun as any of the kids. He’s decided he wants to take up rock climbing.