Sunday, June 12, 2011


Climbing the Delicate Arch and going to Goblin Valley are some of the things on Josh's wish list he has never done. It was nice going when it wasn't so hot in the season, but it felt plenty hot enough. Larry, Ash & Paul needed to stay home and were missed. We went on all sorts of hikes and I again promised myself not to be the struggling, chubby lady next summer. We found a cool campsite "Riverside Oasis" that had plenty of green grass, shade and clean HOT showers which were a dream to come back to at the end of the day.

Memories: Tin foil dinners and hotdogs. Lots of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Conrad loves to throw rocks and pick up sticks. He likes to do everything himself, though at the end of the Delicate Arch hike he was begging to go back to his much hated car seat for sleep. Last hike of the trip, we hiked near a stream and Conrad would quickly take off his clothes and get in the water to discover crawdads and minnows. I re-discovered my love for reading. Katie sleeping with Phoebe in the Suburban so the campground could be quiet. Eating at Zack's and watching 4 adults devour a piece of Conrad's all you can eat child's buffet pizza in four quick bites... we were starved. Conrad peeing in his baseball cap. Singing to Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond on the way home...


Becky said...

OMG! What a trip. You take the mnost beautiful pictures!! Why, they are magazine perfect. It brought back so many memories of when we went years ago, probably back in the 1970's. The arch is just as beautiful. Sounds like you all had the best time, though I know you missed Larry, Ash and Paul. Thanks Brenda for the pictures. Did I mention I love you and miss you?

The Ashtons said...

That looks so fun!! You've inspired me.