June 11 - 12, 2007
Follow the link on the title to see the awesome video of our vacation (it's only a couple minutes). Jack was a trooper and hiked 3 different hikes. Monday we hiked the Emerald Pools (Jack fell in) and Weeping Rock. Tuesday we hiked up the Riverside Walk that leads to The Narrows. Jack, Mia, and I stayed at the trail head for The Narrows, while Dave took Jenny and Lydia up river a bit farther. Jenny came back soaked, but they had so much fun, they decided to stay in the river while I walked with Jack and Mia on the trail back. After driving through the tunnel, Dave, Jenny, and Lydia hiked up the Canyon Overlook.
June 13 - 14, 2007
Wednesday, Lydia's soccer team played their first game in the Utah Summer Games. They won 5 - 0. Thursday they weren't so lucky. They were playing girls a year older, but they played well against them. They almost tied the team who took first place, but in the last minute, the other team scored. BUMMER!!
Thursday night we all went to the opening ceremonies of the Utah Summer games. We all participated in breaking 2 records in the Guiness Book of World Records. The records they broke were for the most people wearing balloon hats and the largest game of "Simon Says" ever played on planet Earth. After Jack was scared to death by the Utah State "Aggie" ( and who wouldn't be), we enjoyed the show and the fireworks.
Jack enjoys the festivies at the social before the opening ceremonies
June 15, 2007
Friday we walked around downtown St. George. It was WAY too hot (108). We visited the St. George Temple visitor's center and watched The Joseph Smith Story, then had ice cream at the Blue Bunny ice cream shop. After visiting the tabernacle we headed back to the condo to get out of the heat.
June 16, 2007
Saturday Jack, Mia, and I stayed at the hotel, while Dave took Jenny and Lydia back to downtown St. George. They went to the Brigham Young home and the museum run by the Daughter's of the Utah Pioneers. They met Brigham Young (a guy dressed up like him was at the Brigham Young home). We all went to lunch at the Iceburg Drive Inn, where we saw Dr. Denning!! What a small world.
June 17, 2007 - HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!
We are glad to get home and see Rod and Melanie's family has finally made it to Utah.