So Saturday morning, I woke up and decided I wanted to do something fun... something out of the ordinary, something on a day which we had NO plans. I was thinking, "Well we live in VEGAS... let's go downtown, maybe do Circus Circus, the AdventureDome, go see the Lions at MGM, hit the M&M factory, get some lunch and be home for naps." So I give my plan to Matthew, who one ups me! "Let's go up to St. George!" I think it's a bad joke, "Hmmm, where to Las Vegans go to vacation... Utah." :) Haha. Anyway, we packed up our Traverse and traversed ourselves out of NV, through AZ and to UT.
Surprisingly, it's a quick drive. Our family theme song played on the radio, yes GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN is the family theme song (sorry dear to out us...) when Cyndi Lauper comes on we all get very excited!!!
So we're driving, and Kylie's fascinated with rocks... she's fascinated with science in general (so not my child) and she wants to be a scientist. She even gives them names, not like Betty or John, but calls them by their scientific name... I don't even know or remember what she calls them, but she's a smartie. So we stopped the car and got out and took pictures of the canyon.
Hop, skip, and a jump away and we were in St. George. We went to the Wildlife Museum, which was fun. Not the highlight for Matthew and I, but when I ask the girls what their favorite part of the day was... they say the animals... so I'm glad we went!
This one was on purpose, someone is in denial about his bald spot. He doesn't seem to think it exists. His response to this picture when he reads the blog is that his hair is cut short. Ummm, yeah... so next picture :)
It's a bit dark, every so often the lights go out and you hear thunder... but they are standing in front of a waterfall.
Up we go....
They had a little kiddy area, for the girls to climb and touch stuff which was fun for them.
So we finished with the Museum and went to lunch... we parked, got out of the car and yes... this is what kids from Las Vegas do when they see grass. We have rocks, concrete, and a pool in our backyard. Grass is foreign to us.
Oh, did I forget to mention where we went for lunch?!?!? Holy cow, this was worth the drive alone. And secretly, this was Matthew and my favorite part of the whole day!!!! CRACKER BARREL, surprisingly there aren't any in Vegas.
I mean, do you see those desserts!?!? I'm pouring hot carmelly goodness onto mine. Notice Kadyn's face, she's just as excited as I am intent to get it perfect! Yeah, best part about the day....
Then, we went to the St. George Temple. We've passed it so many times on the road from here to Salt Lake, but we've never stopped.
We went into the Visitor's Center, which was lots of fun. The girls enjoyed it, we saw a nice movie, and they took home cotton and Kylie got a special white rock from Elder Sheffeld. She LOVES it, apparently it's gypsum which was used in building the Temple.
Beautiful day, gorgeous weather to be on Temple Grounds.