Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break 2009

On Saturday of Matt's spring break we saw that early the following week the weather would be great at Red Cliffs in southern Utah. That determined our plans. We got ready and left early monday morning. We happened to get my favorite family camping spot we had when I was a child that has the perfect climbing rocks attached to it.
My sister, Lisa, and I called this the "Quiet Cove".
We called up some old friends of ours that moved to St. George a few years ago and they dropped by to catch up and roast some hot dogs and marshmallows. The moon was so bright that night we could hardly see the stars! It was casting shadows like the sun and it was so light that I could climb up the rocks without a flashlight!
The next day we hiked up the river. I wish these pictures could do the beauty justice!

Below is what Seth called the "broken pirate ship."


This is our classic Lee family foto area. Later when we got to grandma Lee's we compared this to our old one with the seven kids. I'll have to get that from mom and add it in.
On the way back, Isaac ran ahead of me. Just at the point I was thinking I should have caught up with him, I called out his name. That was when I heard the "gunfire" and saw that I was standing right in front of a cove we had discovered on the hike up. And in it was my little sharpshooter who had sneakily been waiting for me to pass.

Nothing beats southern Utah!
(This is a small 1/2 mile walk. Red Cliffs is right off the 15 at Leeds. I think we'll be stopping here more often during our Utah trips for a great picnic spot or rest stop)


Anne said...

I'll open comments for this post now. (orig. I lumped thwewhole week together with one comment form at the end)

Kevin & Dani said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun. And what fun to see Ever, Kelsey & Ezra!

Anonymous said...

Stinkin' awesome!!! Oh, how I miss that place. God does good work, doesn't He?