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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
U-Dig Fossils | Dig for Trilobites | 12 Utah Staycations harm Thu, 10/31/2019 - 15:15
I've been waiting to go to U-Dig Fossils in Delta for YEARS! Years. I follow a few random rockhounding facebook groups and somehow facebook kept pushing U-Dig ads at me. I'm so glad I saw those ads! U-Dig Fossils is quite the destination and you have to commit to the drive. There are a few rolling hills on the dirt road and it's SUPER fun to speed up while on those! We saw some wild horses and they were magnificent. Be sure to read out tips below before you head out on your own trip! You can just show up
Great Basin Museum | 12 Utah Staycations harm Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:15
We were headed to the Topaz Museum in Delta and stumbled across the Great Basin Museum which just happens to be next door. So, of course, we stopped in. They had some awesome glow in the dark rocks, a train set, and some awesome old stuff. We only have about 10 minutes to look around, so we didn't get to experience the full museum, but this place is definitely worth the visit if you are passing through town. They also handed out free obsidian to the kids, which they were all thrilled about! Right next door is the Topaz Museum

Topaz Internment Museum | 12 Utah Staycations

The Topaz Museum in Delta is a beautiful tribute to those who suffered at the Japanese Internment Camps. While I don't know anyone personally from the Topaz camp, my grandmother was sent to an internment camp in Arkansas. She never talked about it, not really in detail, no one did. It was something the Japanese people didn't talk about. My husband and I were trying to explain to our kids what the internment camps were and it sounded stupid to say "Grandma was sent there because she was Japanese." What else could we say? My grandma was a young woman
Meadow Hot Springs Spot 2 | 12 Utah Staycations harm Sat, 10/26/2019 - 22:46
After visiting U-Dig Fossils in Delta, Steph's fam headed one way and we headed another! Another perk of RV Trips! You can go wherever you want! Stephanie visited Meadow Hot Springs the day before and we visited the next day. The last time I visited Meadow Hot Springs was in February 2016! Goodness, it's been too long! The first spring is always busy. The kids loved wandering around the edges and playing on the mossy rocks. Don't forget floaties for the kids. How funny is the toilet inflatable? Ha, we thought it was a spaceship, but come to find out

Meadow Hot Springs | 12 Utah Staycations

Another bucket list item that has been a long time coming, Meadow Hot Springs! Check out our original post HERE for ALL the info. RVing to hot springs is my new favorite thing. It was so nice to be able to have a warm place to go and change after swimming. Harmony's post led us straight to the spot! There are 2 pools but the one with the dock is cooler, and since it was pretty cold we decided to stay put. These springs are pretty deep, so you definitely want floaters for littles. You can stand around the edges

The Bug House | 12 Utah Staycations

If you've been following along on our RV Staycation, you know that we love rocks. I mean, we just visited the Dugway Geode Beds and U-Dig Fossils, so it only seemed natural to visit an actual rock shop! We visited the Bug House in Delta. It's locally owned and mines many of their own rocks! We were able to check out the shop and purchase some rocks (because you know I can't say no to rocks. Ever.) We saw behind the scenes where all the cutting, polishing and grit happens in a rock shop. It was super cool to find

Utah Territorial Statehouse : Utah's First Capital

Did you know that Utah's first State Capital was in Fillmore Utah? We were passing through Fillmore and saw a sign for the Statehouse so we decided to stop and check it out. I'm so glad we did! The museum is only $1 for kids $2 for adults. We were on a time crunch so we rushed through it in about 10 minutes, but the attendant said that most people take about an hour to get through the self guided tour. The hall of photographs of local founders was my favorite. So much history in one place. Then each room

Meadow Hot Springs | Adventurin'

"Darkness must pass A new day will come And when the sun shines It will shine out the clearer" J.R.Tolkien I keep telling myself this. While I consider myself to be quite adventurous, I feel the despair of the winter blues often. Sometimes, I find myself pacing the house, feeling anxious because I just feel SO stuck. (First world problems right?) Don't worry friends, the spring is's can't be winter forever. We had to make our way to Southern Utah for a funeral and I thought that there has got to be something along I-15 to do. While the
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