Saturday, June 28, 2008

Adventure Day!

Every so often, we like to surprise the kids with what we call an Adventure Day. In the past we've seen the sights of Salt Lake City, visited the aquarium in Sandy, and played at the Treehouse Children's Museum in Ogden. Last Saturday we headed to Cascade Springs on the Alpine Loop about an hour from our home.

The freshwater springs were beautiful and clear and tasted like nothing but H2O. The kids had fun "hiking" (on boardwalks) and taking plenty of snack breaks.
To refresh their feet, we let them wade in the stream for awhile. To get home, we took a dirt road shortcut to Midway and decided to just enjoy the drive...for another three hours! We ended up in Kamas and had pizza for dinner.

On our way home (for real), we stopped in Heber City for some frozen treats. While the kids squealed and bugged each other in the car, Kent and I slowly savored some gelatto outside the car. Once they were pleasant to be around again, we drove to Provo and even made a quick stop at McDonald's for five ice cream cones. I love lazy days with my family in Utah's beauty!
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Charlotte said...

What a fun day. Peter and I also like to take fun day trips with our kids.

mindy said...

I am definitely co-opting the term "Adventure Day." I think it helps kids remember things if they have a name. It looks like a lot of fun. I wish we'd been able to make it up there.

Heather said...

We love taking the kids for drives and just ending up somewhere. This is a beautiful spot. Chris wants me to find out where it is exactly. I still can't believe how big everyone is in your family. I barely recognize Cassidy.