Justin and I stayed back and camp so our kiddos could take naps. After they woke up, Justin decided to go fishing, and I met up with everyone else at the beach.
They had found some cliffs to jump off! I was so scared to try, but I got talked into jumping off the "small" cliff which was about 15-20 feet up.
Everyone kept telling me how fun the "big" cliff (we are guessing it was around 35 feet) was to jump. I wanted to, but I was terrified every time I looked over the edge. Finally, Steve said everyone had time for one last jump, and it was just the push I needed. I knew I would regret it if I didn't jump, so I went to the top and everyone counted down... 3.. 2.. 1.. and finally I jumped. I was so happy when I surfaced... (both because I was safe, and because I actually did it!)
As usual, we set up our "hotel" tent and had ample space.
Despite the fact that the site right next to us smelled a little bit like sewage, our tent was on a bit of a hill and we weren't allowed to light fires, we had a great time at camp. The food was yummy, and the kids had fun riding their bikes or playing at the park. The kids slept pretty well too!
Steve and Justin borrowed their parents' bikes to see how far they could skid when they rode to the bottom of the hill. They did it so many times, and it was just as funny every time.
This baby girl thought she was hot stuff on this trip. She thought she could go anywhere, and do anything.
She was so sweet though; she has such a easy-going temperament.
The Dinosaur National Monument
We decided to head home through Vernal to see the Utah Field House of Natural History (Jud didn't want to, so he headed home and the kids and I drove with Richard and Karen). Once we got to Vernal and saw that the Field House was closed, and since we were only 20 miles away from the Dinosaur National Monument, we ventured out.
It was fairly interesting, and the kids liked being able to touch actual dinosaur bones, but we weren't sure if it was worth adding on 2 or 3 hours onto our trip. At least I got my passport stamp!
After 4 days filled with activities and messed up naptimes, Harvey was at his witt's end. After his little (no wait, medium) meltdown at the Dinosaur National Monument I knew it was time to head home. Good thing that was the plan anyway!
(and.. umm.. that's what I look like without any makeup on, after camping for 4 days. We're tight now, right?)
We had so much fun... I hope we go again next year!