It’s been Fall Break from school this weekend and we took a trip to Zion National Park. We had great weather, spent time being outside and hiking every day and just enjoying the whole “hanging out together and being one with nature” thing for a few days.
Zion is a gorgeous part of the country – one of our National Parks and we’re so lucky to have it only a few hours away. Here’s a glimpse of some of the stunning views you’ll find in this neck of the wood:
Also, my kids are at the best ages to do stuff like this. We went on a decent hike every day for the past three days and they just kept trucking along. I think we’ve trained them well. Actually, I can’t take the credit – my husband is the one who’s got them out doing this since they were little. And now all that patience with little kids is paying off with big kids who know what to expect and just go for it.
This was our biggest pay-off the view of the main part of the Canyon from Observation Point. This view-point has been on my bucket list for a long time. It was fun to finally make it. (If you go, there are a couple of routes to take to get there. One is a steep climb from the canyon floor. The other is a 3 mile hike in from the back country. Still a trek, but not quite as strenuous. We opted for this route. 😉 )
And of course, because it’s my tradition (see here, here, here), I hauled along a quilt to photograph at the National Park. I finally got the Palisades quit I made last summer quilted and bound. It felt perfect in this south-west setting.
Gorgeous fabric is Tapestry by Sharon Holland and is available here. The quilting is simple swirls done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting and I love the way it accentuates the quilt, giving it some all-over texture.
And now I’m home and ready for a nap. But first, loads of laundry…