First stop was the Tabernacle Hill Lava Tubes by Fillmore. We pulled up and it wasn’t much to look it. But once you got exploring, it was very cool. Lots of caves and canyons. It felt a lot like exploring Minecraft. There is a also Meadow Hot Spring nearby, we stopped by but also had a kid sleeping in the car.
Next stop was Kolob Canyon in Zion’s. We did an overlook hike.
We spent the night in Mesquite. (At the Virgin River Casino, because they have cheap hotel rooms…also, the best way to cook in a hotel room is to bring a waffle iron.)
Next morning we drove to Lake Havasu to see the London Bridge, and we played at the beach at the lake.
We continued driving to the Phoenix area, and had a great time visiting my Uncle and Aunt. After spending the night, we had a picnic and hiked Hole in the Rock at Papago Park, and then spent a brief time at Sea Life aquarium, and most of the afternoon at the Legoland Discovery Center. The kids loved it there, we basically stayed until closing.
We spent the night at a Drury Inn and Northern Phoenix, and took a hot hike the next morning to the Sonora preserve. The kids weren’t liking the heat, but there was an awesome owl at the end of the hike.
We drove up to the Walnut Canyon National Monument and hiked to some cliff dwellings. The kids loved this hike.
We also stopped by Horseshoe Bend and an overlook for the Glen Canyon Dam before spending the night in Kanab @ Aiken’s Lodge. It was a long day, but beautiful.
Final stop of the trip was at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes (a repeat from the last Vacation we went on that was to part of the same area).
And then we made it home with enough time to unpack and do some laundry.