I was planning on making a trip to Saint George on Wednesday, but my plans fell through. Mike told me yesterday that he had today off of work so we decided to drive to Zions National Park! It is an amazing place! While traveling through the canyon we heard Caleb say to Aubrey, "We're in the middle of the earth!" Our favorite place was called The Weeping Rock. We talked to a few people who had just finished the hike up the hill and they all reassured us that the kids would do fine. Ha! Did I bother to ask them how they thought I would do? I'm going to blame this story on my pregnancy and how it can mess with your equilibrium. And, what a great sport I am to go along with this in the first place!;) We hiked up the little mountain in the frozen snow! Caleb and Mike, with Luke in tote, did fabulously. Aubrey and me? Not so much. The traction on my shoes was pretty much sucky, my first big mistake. After a few minutes of walking Aubrey hopped on my back. Second big mistake. Pretty soon there wasn't any more snow, just frozen snow - there were actual blocks of ice! Mike was ahead of us and Aubs & I were doing okay. All of the sudden I slipped a few inches. I was still on my feet but had nowhere to go! What else could I do? I took a step, third big mistake! I fell onto my knees - the kind of slow motion falling where you know what it going on the whole time! It didn't end there - with Aubrey clinging on my back for dear life we slid down the hill for about 6 feet! (The whole time I was sliding down I was thinking, thank goodness my dad isn't here - he would never let me live it down!) I yelled to Mike and guess what response I got? A laugh! That's just what I needed!;) Aubrey, Luke and I stayed put while Caleb and Mike made the rest of the hike! Then when we finally got down to our van - it wouldn't start! The battery was dead! A super nice couple helped us push our van to their car so they could give us a jump! Life would be so boring if everything worked out perfectly, right? All in all it was a dang fun trip!
Lyman Family December 14, 2014
6 years ago