We took a last minute trip to St. George this past weekend and had a total blast! It was super fun to go on our own little family trip! We celebrated our 4 year anniversary and took Tan along because we knew that he'd like the trip. My aunt and uncle are so nice and let us use their house for the weekend. The weather was perfect in the mid 80's, which was a welcome change from the 50 degree weather we've had in Salt Lake for the past few weeks. Here's a few things we did while we were in sunny St. George:
Stopped at the grave sites of my ancestors in Fillmore (on the way to St. George). I saw the graves of my great grandparents and great aunts/uncles, and further back than that. One ancestor, Ruben McBride, was in Zions Camp and he had a beautiful headstone. Eli talked me into stopping at the cemetery and I'm really glad we did! This headstone is my grandma Ellie's (my dad's mom) parents.
Walked around Brigham Young's winter home (the yard was gorgeous!)
Hiked on petrified sand dunes and played in real sand dunes (Eli will post photos from his sand dune photoshoot with Tan soon.)
Played at the outdoor water park with a man made shallow river for kids. Tan loved it and liked being around all the other kids (it was crowded)! He especially liked picking up all the shoes laying around and walking off with them. (I LOVE his face in this picture!!!)
Had fun chatting, playing, and doing crazy things like sticking raisins to boogers on the drive down and back!
We also went out to eat - that's one of my favorite things about vacations - and went swimming. Well we tried, but Tan didn't like it at all. He used to love it and now he cries so hard when we put him in the water. Why???!! That doesn't bode well for our Lake Powell trip coming up.
We had a fabulous trip!! We came back to Salt Lake refreshed, happy, and full of smiles!