Saturday, April 7, 2012

adventurous spring break 2012-Leg 1

Well we escaped Wyoming no later than 4:30 pm after school on Friday afternoon and made our way right on down to Salt Lake..our hope was to camp just outside in a campground...but the weather was so nice...well everyone had that idea so they were all the Griffin-Stitt party made our way into Century Park campground...if you had seen would of thought this is a perfect spot to camp for 10 days if you were 85 years old....we flew in late night and busted out early morning...I managed to take an 11 week picture in the Century park facilities...not a great shot...but let me just tell you I have a BELLY series (with Kisa Koenig) on the way...coming next week!!!! :)Here is my only shot of the Century Saturday morning. The Stitt family truck was making some strange noises so we drove into SLC to check out their engine...that took a we took off down to MOAB (cause the weather looked the best)...and told them to meet us there...
as we got closer to Moab...I shared my IPAD for a few minutes...
Phew...we made it to Kane Springs campground to set up for the night...things were pretty packed down in Moab too. The weather was nice and it was a weekend so EVERYONE was there...we did manage to score a 22 dollar camp spot...funny how it's that much...and no showers...and the potty wasn't anything to scream about...but WHitty was excited to be in the desert.
And so was I...I thought.
The Stitt family pulled in after dark...I was feeling awful so I hit the bed early with Whityn...camping and pregnant isn't really as cool as it sounds.
The next day it was beautiful...and we did plenty of time on the potty...
We donned shorts...SO EXCITING.
WE went exploring in the Kane Springs area
And we managed to run into Todd's dad and stepmom...that was fun!
These 2 getting sandy...Whityn loved to explore and take little adventures to rocks..the river...or anywhere you wanted to take long as you called it an adventure.
This big rock was in our campground the following night...we moved into a more treed area after the weekend clear out...and we even got a 5.00 shower! :)

I managed a small bike ride UP UP UP a big hill...alone. Ahhhh!
I really wanted to drop into a few of the trails...but the FACT is I am not that great of a mountain biker and as fun as they looked I know I would be on my bum and off my bike which is exactly what I don't I stuck to the road...which was bumpy and exciting too!
The boys did some throw and catch at the camp site...
And there were MANY of these!

But peeing outside apparently makes everything better. No folks we still haven't MASTERED the quick as he successful...the next day he isn't...argh. I know he'll get it..but it's been a bit frustrating...for me...and I am sure he just wants me to shut up about it.
In the desert...there are these things called goat heads..ever heard of them? Well, Jordy learned really quick not to ride through a campsite...or anywhere for that matter without slime in our tires...because he got about 100 goat heads in his tires and they were SOOOO flat! Todd helped with some slime application and all of our bikes were DESERT ready!
All this went down while little man waits in the Stitt camper...wondering what is next.
After 3 nights in Kane Springs...we hit the Slickrock campground..which BY far exceeded our was 10.00 to get into the and it even had an impressive out toilet with no you could pee under the stars...:) Jordy, myself and Whitty in tow managed another ROAD ride on bikes...Jordy ended up doing Slickrock with Todd...and Anne hiked with me...I can't imagine biking looked insanely HARD.
It was quite Windy and this little man was happy to hop back in the van...but at least the sun was out!
More pictures and posts coming soon. Stay tuned!


  1. Look so fun. I have dead tires,cans of fix a flat, and mad kids everyday due to those damn goat heads. They are literally me worst enemy.

  2. We are thinking about staying at Kane Springs (camping) but have read mixed reviews. Did you see the caves that can be used for camping? Just curious for a review from another mama (we have 4 kids) thanks for any help - Deb


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