From my Instagram last night…
He kept saying how much fun “that camping” was and how much fun it was to be in our camp spot, sleeping in the tent in his little sleeping bag and playing around the camp fire eating smore’s! Even though it was only a short 24 hour trip, we explored and adventured A LOT!
Ali decided to come with Siri and Jane. Mark and Ruby needed some alone time anyway 🙂
Drove down Saturday morning and found a cool little spot at Payson Lakes campground, about 40 minutes up Payson Canyon, which is only 1 hour and 10 mins from our house! I love that it was super accessible, close but felt like we were far away at the same time.
Back to camp for dinner and roasting mallows! Oh, and teaching them how to chop wood of course. Side note- Dan cut his arm on the truck Friday night while packing up. Ended up at Insta care for several stitches. Thank goodness it was up on his arm and not on his hands!
Got the kids to bed around 9pm. They didn’t fall asleep til close to 10 though. Too much fun! Dan and I enjoyed ourselves by the fire for a while. Sam and Siri were up bright and early at 5:30am. Seriously??! It’s so light and the birds were chirping and so many sounds, they were just too excited. I managed to get them to lay down and be quiet for another hour, thank goodness.
Ali and girls packed up and had to head home. We took the scenic way home. I’m SO glad we did! Having lived here all of my life, I can’t believe how many amazing things I haven’t seen, so close to my home. Drove the Mt. Nebo scenic loop to Nephi, then I-15 back home. This is looking towards Utah Lake.
Dan read about something called the Devil’s Kitchen along the loop. They call it a, “mini Bryce Canyon,” right here along the highway. It certainly was! You park and walk just a couple hundred feet and all of the sudden, there it is. I was not expecting that! SO cool.
It was all down from this point on. We checked out a few campgrounds for future trips. Took Sam swimming for a bit in the afternoon and he asked to go to bed at 6:45 last night. TUCKERED out! He played hard and didn’t get enough sleep, so we weren’t surprised.
I’m so, so glad we’re making these memories together. I have so many fond memories of camping trips, specifically when I was growing up. Nothing like it. Can’t wait for our next adventure!