Sunday, June 12, 2011

National Parks

We visited Arches and Canyonlands National Parks this week. We camped in the desert for 2 nights. The sand was so soft and orange. The kids had a great time playing in it. There were also some cool sandstone hills to climb. We had a good time. The kids filled out the Junior ranger booklets and earned their badges and learned some about the parks. Their favorite was Delicate Arch which we hiked up to the long way. We had a great time. We have all decided that we prefer camping in the forest to camping in the desert though. Not even the Indians lived in that area. The Colorado river was very high and some of the campgrounds and bike trails were flooded (that's why we chose the desert for our campsite-- we didn't want to be too worried about little ones washing away). The kids had to see Moab and Arches, it was their first time. Now they know!! It was fun, but we sure were glad to get home!

1 comment:

  1. I will second you on preferring camping in the forest to the red rock. My DH loves the red rock but to me there is nothing better that relaxing in the cool mountain shade, reading a good book while the chipmunks scurry around my feet.

    That said, I have done my time in Arches and that was fun too.