We haven’t traveled for a while and with all that’s going on in life, there are not many plans to travel in the future. A while ago, we planned a big trip out to the midwest, but then my husband got a new job and we had to cancel. I really wanted to get out, so for spring break, we went on a road trip. It’s wasn’t a big trip, but still a lot of fun. Sometimes it’s nice to go see small things that you drive by but never stop for.
First stop was out to Delta. We took a small hike up to Great Stone Face, and then went out to U-Dig Fossils. The fossils were pretty cool, although not a huge hit for our family. One kid had a hard time finding any, a couple of other children got bored quickly, and I was having a hard time keeping track of everyone and the gear, and helping split rocks. It would have been a lot better if we had Joe with us to help out, but in the end, we still got a cool collection of trilobites and had fun.
We stayed the night at the Beaver KOA. I highly recommend The Creamery in Beaver. We ate dinner there one night, and the next night we went back for ice cream. Not too expensive, very delicious, made everyone happy.
The next day, we went down to Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. I found it super awesome, my kids were so-so about it. We stopped by the dinosaur tracks on the way out, and none of my kids cared. Apparently, we’ve outgrown the dinosaur age for most of them. Next, we went to the Hidden Haven Waterfall. This was a big hit. It was challenging at the end: spring runoff made for lots of wet feet. Trying to get the two-year-old across all the stream crossing and rock scrambling was a challenge, but we all pitched in and everyone made it up. We did have one scary fall on the way back, but luckily it just resulted in a few scrapes.
We still had lots of time in the day, so we drove down to Cedar City and visited the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum. Everyone had a great time there, I had to drag kids away when I was very tired and ready to go. We stopped for dinner in Cedar too, then back to the KOA to spend the night.
Final vacation day, we finally met up with Joe and visited the Fremont Indian State Park. A super friendly ranger led us to all the good stops. We might have had a few meltdowns, but luckily it’s a pretty easy place to visit without needing to go on long hikes. And tons of cool petroglyphs and pictographs.
Our final stop of the day was Meadow Hot Springs. I love going to hot springs, and this one is pretty fun. It can get a bit crowded, so I would recommend going not on a weekend. But we did, and it was just fine.