|Goblin Valley State Park|
We decided that Steve would leave with the RV on April 13th, and we would follow him to Green River for a much needed mini-getaway as a family, away from the pressures of keeping the house show-ready, leaving for showings, and trying to empty & pack-up the house. It also happened to coincide with my birthday.
|One last Sunday-after-church lunch with the Valdez's before heading out.|
Although it seemed a bit like extra hassle at the time, I'm so glad we did it this way. The last few weeks, even months, had been ultra-stressful, so it was so great to get away together as a family for a last hurrah at one of our all-time favorite spots -- Goblin Valley State Park & Little Wild Horse Canyon. The large hole at the entrance to Little Wild Horse Canyon was a good reminder as to how quickly things can change! Not quite one year ago, we hiked this same trail & the hole simply wasn't there...at.all.
|Enjoying lunch overlooking the Valley of the Goblins|
|This is the entrance to the canyon. There is a giant hole that wasn't there in 2013 when we visited.|
|The most narrow part of Little Wild Horse Canyon|
|Our third hike up Little Wild Horse Canyon and certainly not our last|
|We have more kids each time we visit|
|The sad part of all of this, was that the next day we would be going in different directions|
After a full day playing & just enjoying being a family, we stopped for dinner at the nicest, best joint in town--Ray's Tavern! A couple months later & the kids still talk about that place---mixing up their own dipping sauce for their fries from ketchup, mustard, & mayo was oh-so-much-fun to them! Sometimes, it's the little things that make us so happy! :)
It was hard to say goodbye, but alas, it had to be done. Steve drove away & the kids & I took off to the little museum down the road to kill a little time to ensure we wouldn't arrive home before the scheduled showing was over.
|Genna posing on our favorite hoodoo. We almost gave up looking for it, but eventually found it.|
|The last time Katie was in this spot, she was on the inside.|
|The finest restuarant in Green River. Nothing but the finest for Linda's birthday!|