Even though we were in familiar places where we’ve been before, it felt different being there this time with our kiddos. Our hiking pace was a little slower, we had more stops for snack breaks, we stopped at practically every river, lake, and puddle we found to throw some rocks, but it was so fun to be there with them making new memories! When we revisit our favorite places with kids it really is like seeing it for the first time again. We love giving our kids as many opportunities as we can to run wild and let their imaginations be free!
We have been to the San Rafael Swell more times than I can count. It’s no secret this is one of our favorite places to go since we’ve done multiple blog posts about the Swell and it’s where our site title came from. 😉 It’s where my husband and I fell in love, where we escaped to relax and recharge when we needed a break from our 50 + hour work weeks… and now it’s where we are taking our boys so they can grow up exploring and loving this place as much as us.
We had the first big fall storm hit us this past week so we decided we needed to bail and head south in hopes of escaping the storm. It’s no surprise we went back down to the San Rafael Swell as it has become our favorite place to go lately to reconnect and recharge.
I couldn’t help but think of the history of these prehistoric people who left this art on massive rock walls and what message they were trying to leave behind for others to see.
With a smirk on his face he told me tales of the Utah Raptor and informed me there were dinosaur tracks that were fossilized in the ground outside of Price, UT. When he promised to take me there on our way home from camping one weekend my inner twelve year old heart jumped for joy and couldn’t wait until I saw them in person.
Walking for miles seems effortless when there is so much to look for and endless trails and ridges to follow.