Monday, August 4, 2008


On the evening of Wednesday, July 16th we started our vacation. We rented a motorhome from a friend and took off for southern Utah. It was awesome! (no potty breaks necessary!)

The first night we drove to Barstow and spent the night at Shady Lane RV park. An interesting place, but nothing to see in Barstow. We packed up early the next morning and continued our journey.

We hit Vegas by lunchtime and took a break to let the kids run around. (HOT!) We packed up again with southern Utah as our evening goal. We made it to Zion National Park by about 5ish. I'd forgotten how beautiful it is! Southern Utah is one of mine and Kevin's favorite U.S. sites to visit. There are numerous national parks and beautiful sites within a day's drive (Zion, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Moab, Bryce, Escalante, Canyonlands, Arches .... and the list goes on!). We never have enough time when we're there!

After a little time in Zion, we set our eyes on making it to Boulder, Utah! Kevin's grandma has a ranch in Boulder, and Boulder was hosting a big family reunion for Kevin's side of the family on July 19th.

We had a great time in Boulder, hiking, swiming in Calf Creek, playing with cousins and catching-up with Kev's family. All of his siblings made it to Boulder for the reunion - even his bro and wife (Brad and Susan from Arkansas!). It was a wonderful weekend.

On Sunday afternoon we packed up again for the drive up to Layton, Utah to Kev's parent's house. It was about a six hour drive. We spent the remaining week in Layton playing with cousins, swimming and exploring Salt Lake more. The kids had a great time playing in the Olympic Memorial Square that hosts in incredible water feature. We saw this when we were in Utah for the 2002 Olympics.


Jamie said...

Great pics...hard to believe it's been 10 years since we sat on the ledge, overlooking Zion canyon while the guys took the day to fix the Bronco. Looks like you guys had lots of fun! I was so jealous when I got your text from outside Zion. Still hoping to make it back to Kodachrome Basin someday!

The Sassano family said...

Looks like you guys had a great vacation. However, I must say I am offended . . Barstow and nothing to do. I was born there.