Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Goblin Valley: October 2011

On Friday, October 21st we headed out for our 2nd trip to Goblin Valley State Park.  Our last trip was back in October of 2009 (see Goblin Valley:2009)  It was fun to look back and compare. Everyone had long hair, including David! We were also fostering a Golden named Gus :)  My how my kiddos have grown! 

Juniper was so excited!

Snowy could hardly contain himself....

I had a little sock monkey project to keep me busy :)

We got a late start so when we got to the BLM land to camp, it was full!  Then we remembered...last time we left on a Saturday and camped through till Monday.  In Utah, everyone leaves on Saturday to go home so the place is empty :)  Oh, well.  We managed to find a spot even though the rough BLM roads were not fun in the RV!

Willow took right to climbing trees, building up the fire pit and setting up camp :)

Maggie wanted to explore!

Snowy love :)

Mara the photographer

Cincinnati chili and smores abound...

some of us like our marshmallows a bit crispy :)

The next day...gotta have my tea...pancakes and bacon on the menu and then off to explore the park!

But first, some playing around with the pups...

campsite day 1

Junie loves to run free...

After exploring the campsite, we packed everything up in hopes of getting the same spot we had 2 years ago.  Sure enough, the canyon had pretty much cleared out! So we set up camp and headed into the park.

We had a great time exploring the goblins....

Me and my sweet Mara

Look closely and you will see Josh :)

we left the dog bowl in the rv so the kids had to use their hands to give water to the pups...

cool lizard...

Duck Goblin!

For Josh.."The Fiend Without A Face"

poor tired Snowy..he is not as much of a hiker as the Borders...


Snowy is starting to turn brown :)

Junie looking cool...

 Me and my love :)

After lunch we headed over the Little Horse Slot Canyon to do some hiking...Last time we hiked Bell Canyon so this was a new adventure for us.

Josh helping us all down...

who is that? It is "Super Rock Climbing Girl and her sidekick Stones" :)

this is where is got fun...

Thirsty pups...

After the hike we headed back to camp to play and eat dinner....My camera battery died so I don't have any great pictures of that night :)  We went back into the park and played tag in the goblins under the stars and then had smores around the fire... The next day more playing on the cliffs...

Our campsite

A rousing game of Settlers of Catan...I won :)
Of course Willow got her Junior Ranger...again ;)
Then we drove into Hanksville for lunch at Blondies and to go into the Hollow Mountain Gas station...
The kids said the milkshakes were good, but I say the food was totally gross and made me feel sick :( David decided that the only reason it was "world famous" is because people that have been boating in the sun on lake Powell for 2 weeks at a time, drive into Hanksville starving and it tastes delicious  LOL

Another great adventure! :)

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!