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First Exploration of 2011

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Our time in the desert camping over New Years was a bit chilly, but it was extremely relaxing and enjoyable.  Due to being plagued with migraines and headaches the last month or so, I’ve needed more rest than normal.  Not only was I able to get some much needed rest, but D was able to get an excellent break from the day-to-day grind at work.  We had simple meals and used mainly disposable plates. Munchkin brought some of her Schliech animals with her and created elaborate stories with them.  She had dinosaurs crossing the desert as well as stories of…

New Years Eve 2010

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It’s hard to believe that another year has come to an end.  We will be spending our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day out in the desert.  It seems fitting to be ending 2010 and starting 2011 out camping in the desert and spending quality time together as a family.  We plan on doing some riding and hiking as well as just relax and play games.  I’m taking along some books to get some reading done. It’s suppose to be quite cool in the evenings, so we look forward to having a fire in the evening.  We’re taking along…

Winter Fun in the Desert

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What do you do when you really want snow, but you live in the desert where snow isn’t going to happen? You make your own snow with your friends. Then, you throw it at each other on the trampoline.  You proceed to slip and slide all over the place. Sending yourself and your friends into fits of screams and laughter. Pretty soon, you feel ice hit your feet as mommy had thrown an entire bucket of ice onto the trampoline. You have a great time playing with the snow and ice. You also begin to wonder why you didn’t try…

Zion: Temple of Sinawava

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The Temple of Sinawava is the last shuttle stop in Zion.  It is here that you can take a mile long hike to the beginning of the Narrows, a tall slot canyon.  While we did make the hike back to the beginning of The Narrows, we had to stop instead of trekking forward as we desired.  Soon, you will see why we needed to stop. The trail to The Narrows is set up so you could take a wheelchair down it.  It wouldn’t be easy, in my opinion, but it would be possible.  The Virgin River passes by you on…