|That's a great family photo!|
|Seth is trying to see the spotted towhee.|
|There is a small blind for looking at birds.|
|Seth is a great hiker.|
|Mom is always happy when they love each other.|
|We loved watching the fish in the river. |
We guessed they were eating bugs on the water.
|There were lots of amazing petroglyphs around here.|
|That is a branch of the Colorado River|
|Mom by the petroglyphs.|
Dad insists she be in at least one picture every adventure now.
|Our favorite petroglyph...the bear!|
|These are Allosaurus dinosaur tracks.|
They are the clearest tracks we saw on this trip.
After lunch, we went back into Arches. We definitely wore the boys out today...we did a lot of hiking. First we hiked to the Delicate Arch viewpoint to show them where we are headed tomorrow. Then we went over to Sand Dune Arch---this was voted the favorite for the day by all three boys. We spent awhile just letting the boys dig in the sand. Seth was in heaven, and Mark and Dax had a lot of fun too.
|The boys liked Balanced Rock. This was our first trip where Seth was "One of the boys," and not "The Baby."|
|I probably shouldn't point out that he is looking through them backwards!|
|Mom has trained them to pose well. How did she exist before digital cameras?|
|Sand Dune Arch is their new favorite place in the world.|
|Dad always has to do something crazy.That's him up top and Mark below.|
|There's Dad coming down Sand Dune Arch with Mark wishing he were taller.|
|Dax would run headlong until he face-planted in the soft sand. |
Then he'd spit, get up, and do it again!
|Someone dug a tunnel under a rock that Seth decided to explore.|
|Mark is getting big. In fact, we think that he thinks he's a man now.|
|This narrow cleft in the rocks below Skyline Arch was nice and cool.|
|Seth posed on this tree. When he poses, he refuses to move until you at least pretend to take a picture.|
|Dax wanted a glamor shot in the tree....|
|....so Seth had to have one, too.|
We ended the night with some more time in the pool. It was much warmer so we stayed a little longer. Mark and Dax prefer the pool while Seth prefers the hot tub. He likes the warm bubbles.
|Tunnel Arch can be spotted along the way to Landscape Arch.|
|No one is ever at Pine Tree Arch, but it's one of the nicest in the park.|
|Adults never stop to play in the dirt. I guess it's because he's so darn close to it.|
|After Sand Dune Arch, Seth wondered why we kept walking when we'd already reached the sand.|
|Dax made it to Landscape Arch! Doesn't he look excited!|
|This was one of numerous stops on the slog back from Landscape Arch.|
|Dad and Seth spent a little time in the pool-- and a lot in the hot tub!|
|Mark and Dax "swim" (meaning they splash on the steps or hang on to the side.)|
|At least everyone is smiling-- no matter how badly they got sunburned!|