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1 Day in Spring City steph Mon, 07/27/2020 - 19:20
All this Covid jazz had us ready to skip town and get away for a night. I packed up the kids mid week (husband had to work), and we ran away to Spring City for a little staycation. I had never been to Spring City, but had heard so many good things. There is a natural spring, historic houses, not a single stop light, and some of the kindest people in Utah. We were only there for 24 hrs, but we woke up to find the sweetest gift on our air bnb porch before we left. Fresh farm eggs and

Poppies in Mantua - Day Trip

The Mantua Poppies are in full bloom! They usually start popping about 2 weeks after the Alpine Poppies bloom. We are going to share some tips for the best experience possible, like when to go, how to get there, and what else to do in Mantua. Believe me, they are worth the drive! But it’s such a beautiful place, you’ll want to plan on staying for lunch or dinner, hang out on the beach, and make a day of it. Every Poppy plant had dozens of blooms and they don’t bloom all at once, the the field stays in bloom

Top Bike trails to beat the Quarantine Blues with WOOM

This Covid-19 quarantine mandate has taken some getting used to. But one thing we have put at the top of our priority list has been spending time outside everyday rain or shine. Luckily it has been more shine these last few weeks. One of our favorite outdoor activities, while practicing social distancing is riding bikes. Ask my kids, their favorite of all the bikes in our garage is definitely our Woom Bikes. They are light weight and high quality. This little Woom 2 Bike is on its 2nd kid, and soon to be it's third! And it is still going

Resort Center Ice Skating Rink | 12 Utah Staycations

It seems Park City had all sorts of adventures just waiting for us. We took ALL the kids ice skating (for the first time) the Park City Resort and it was SOOO fun! We got everyone into their skates (phew, that takes a while to tie all those shoes!) We made sure to bring socks for everyone and mittens. There were even tiny skates for the toddlers! I'm not sure when these awesome blue things came out, but I'm so glad that they are in the world! The kids each had one and just roamed all over the ice without
Skiing at Park City Mountain | 12 Utah Staycations harm Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:25
For many years, Stephanie and I have talked about taking everyone skiing or snowboarding, but to be honest, we both very much did not want to take them. I mean, we do, but we also really don't want too either. It's a lot of work to go sledding, what would it be like to have all that equipment and teach everyone?! Our good friend and cheerleader, Lisa from Off The Couch, offered her teaching services and support. Otherwise, we never would have gone anywhere near the mountain to ski! None of us had any equipment, so we partnered up with

St. George | 12 Utah Staycations

We had a spare minute and found ourselves about 20 minutes away from St. George and 20 minutes away from sunset. So we headed straight to The Crack! This is our favorite fast adventure and it just isn't a visit to St. George without conquering The Crack. We've never hiked it in the dark before. It was dusk, but the crack its self was super dark. It is definitely harder in the dark, so I don't recommend it if you are hiking for the first time. This is looking down from the top. We just love that red rock. And

Canyon Overlook Trail | 12 Utah Staycations

During our last visit to Zion, we used the FREE shuttle system so I didn't even know about the other side of Zion National Park. There is an awesome tunnel that is over a mile long that you can drive through. Right as you exit the tunnel, start searching for a parking spot. There is a small parking lot to the right, and parking along the road to the left. This overlook hike is basically a mini Angels Landing. It's a short hike, about 30 minutes, and the views are incredible. There are some steep cliffs so keep the littles

Cable Mountain Lodge | 12 Utah Staycations

.We were able to stay at Cable Mountain Lodge right at the mouth of Zion National Park! It. was. amazing. Just image waking up to these views every morning. Seriously, you can’t get a much better view. We got in around 9:30 pm and all the Christmas Lights were up. There’s something kind of magical about getting in late and not really knowing where you are staying. It’s the best feeling to wake up the next day and take it all in. Here are some of our favorite features about Cable Mountain Lodge! The Views! From any point, at Cable

Follow The Flag in North Ogden

* Edited Nov. 2020 Today we hiked the 5 miles to Cold Water Canyon to view the world's biggest American flag. This American flag was hung to honor the late Mayor of North Ogden, Major Brent Taylor, who died serving his country and to honor all those who have served/serving. If you are lucky, you might meet the guys behind Follow the Flag North Ogden. They were at the lookout and it was cool to hear the reason behind their cause. They hope the flag with Honor, Heal and inspire all. Veteran's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect

Topaz Internment Camp Site | 12 Utah Staycations

We headed out to the Topaz Internment Camp Site just outside of Delta on Sunday morning. While there isn't much out there, I really wanted to see for myself where the Japanese people were moved too. Since I had already cried the day before at the Topaz Museum, I felt much more prepared for the site itself. There was a sort of tragic beauty to the place. Nothing for miles, desert, sagebrush. I tried to envision thousands of people behind fences and living their lives as best they could. I probably would have failed and been bitter. You can drive
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