Let me start off by saying I have the best husband there ever was. Now that that's out of the way, I can write about how great our 4 day trip to Vernal was. My birthday was on a Thursday. The night before my birthday Darrin told me we were going to go on an overnight trip Friday-Saturday for my birthday and we should pack that night (Wednesday). HE helped the kids get all packed! I asked why we were packing Wednesday for an overnighter but he said that he didn't want me to have to worry about packing on my birthday. Then on my bday he told me my first gift-we were actually going on a 4 day trip and he'd already excused the kids from school, rescheduled a blood test I had to get done and switched me teaching RS with another teacher!! WHAT?! Like I said. Best husband ever. He had it all planned out and hotel booked. We were going to Vernal where we've never been and were going to be hiking, visiting museums, going to Flaming Gorge and having a blast. Here's the breakdown of the trip:
-Drove three hours to Vernal and checked into Hotel (Microtel by Windham)
-Got ready for bed. Kids were wild and we're jumping off the bed onto the floor. The hotel called our room because someone below complained about the noise coming from our room. Oops! :)
-Got ready for church
-Drove to several churches for 9am church and they were deserted. We finally found out it was their regional conference today so there were no sacrament meetings.
-Got changed and headed to Flaming Gorge. Stops along the way like a stop where we looked for shark teeth and fish fossils that were supposedly scattered there. Found some cool stuff but neither of those things
-Flaming Gorge had amazing views! We also got to see the flaming gorge dam and visit the visitors center.
-Flaming Gorge Reservior and the boys and Darrin jumped in after much contemplating about it 😉. They said it was FREEZING and didn't go in again after jumping in once.
-Back to the hotel to eat our dinner we got the day before. Microwave calzones and fresh salad. Yum!
-Swimming at hotel pool
-Drove to fantasy canyon which was amazing formations that looked like all sorts of creatures
-Park City for dinner and shopping to finish out my birthday weekend :)
We had a blast and I am so grateful that I was able to spend this time with my family for my birthday. Wouldn't have it any other way.