So, Alan, the dogs, and I finally headed out to go camping again. It's been a little over a year and we have missed it. Last Labor Day weekend we went to Snow Canyon State Park near Saint George, Utah, and while it was incredibly beautiful it was also bloody hot (100+). We figured this year we would go several weeks later and surely the temperatures would be cooler. Well, they were...but not by much (95). Although I have to say this trip was a lot more pleasant than the last one. It was just a few hours Saturday afternoon that was a bit miserable, but drinking the vodka lemonades helped us pass the afternoon sweating away. Plus pulling big red ants out of the dog's paws kept me busy as well as the evil, evil Goat Horns that kept getting imbedded everywhere (nothing like stepping out of your cot onto one of those with bare feet)!!
We decided that from now on there will be no more camping unless the temps are 85 or below. We have a trip planned to Death Valley at the end of next month so we will see...
Here are the kids in the x-pen while we are setting up the campsite. Willy, in the middle, is the mediator since Tug and Lola hate each other.
We got up early the next morning and took a walk before it got too hot. Here I am standing by some obnoxious looking cactus. Didn't get to close!
Sunrise Saturday morning
Amazing red rocks
Tug and I staying cool with our vodka lemonades!
Our campsite. We actually did have three shade trees this time. Made all the difference!
All of a sudden these nasty dark clouds rolled in and the wind kicked up. I thought for sure we were in for a storm or the very least rain, but no. It just looked spectacular and it helped cool us down.
It's crazy though seeing nasty clouds but yet you look on your other side and the sky is as blue and beautiful as it had been all day! Not used to that coming from Seattle where the sky color is usually gray and if there are clouds it's raining!
Alan walking back to our campsite. We packed up pretty early on Sunday and hightailed it out of there. No sense in sweating out another day.VegasDad for the helpful tip he gave me about putting multiple pictures on Blogspot!