Craters of the Moon

Wind, wind, and more wind! Other than the wind we had a great day at the Craters of the Moon volcano fields reserve park. The kids and I have been studying volcano's and happen to leave only a couple hours from the park, so we went to have a look. It was a beautiful day, other than the wind, that we thought would blow us back to Alaska! We got to climb down in a lava cave, and hike through a lava tunnel and hike up to see into a 'mini volcano', called a spitter cone. It was a lot of fun, the kids even said it was worth the long drive to see. After we had seen everything we stopped at the visitors center to look around it. While we were there we learned about a cool program called, Junior Rangers, that you can do at every National Park in the USA. They have a little pamphlet that the kids must do three things from, (like hike one of the trails, and not remove anything from the park...) and then the kids got a certificate and a badge and were made Junior Rangers! We thought it was neat, every park has there own badge that you can get. So we are going to start collecting JR badges! It was great fun! Bekah stayed with Grandma Marie since we were going to be hiking and climbing and she is a little to small for that yet.

The thoughts of a 5 year old!

Okay, on the way out there the kids were asking when I had been there last, I said it was at least 15 years ago, or longer! Then Jake asked how long Dustin and I had been married, I said almost 11 years, then Gracie asked, 'And you still like Daddy?! Even after that long?' It was so cute! I said I did still like Daddy, I even still loved him. She was amazed. It was so funny! I had to share.


Dawn Dart said...

Sounds like great fun. I am sorry that I missed you when you were down here. We just moved and have been very busy. Our trips up to Orem are limited also with gas prices the way they are. But you will have to let us know when you come down again. Or maybe we will get up that way some day.

Taryn said...

that is so sweet. Musings of children.