Camping

Goblin Valley – April 2018

Connor taking in the beautiful scenery

Connor exploring – doing what he does best!

Connor had been asking to go camping where he could find scorpions and tarantulas. It was early spring, so the desert seemed like a great place to visit, but Jerry was still nervous about driving that far and Connor possibly not wanting to stay overnight. Jerry decided to throw caution to the wind and just go for it. He decided on goblin valley because it’s great for kids and was only about 4 hours from our home. Connor absolutely loved it! They explored for about 1 hour and then found a great campsite just a few miles outside the park to set up camp. After setting up camp, they went back to goblin valley to find lizards, beetles, a cave, beautiful scenery and of course goblin like features rising from the desert floor. They did not find any scorpions or tarantulas unfortunately (or fortunately depending on one’s tastes). The night went really well, Connor absolutely loved it and they returned home to tell Momma and Moonshine all about it (with Connor declaring he was a camping kiddo at this point)! 

Another successful overnight trip in the books!

*We decided since it was the desert and it would be warm with no water features for Moonshine to swim in, he would stay home with Heather. He doesn’t do well when it’s warm and he doesn’t have access to at least a stream of water to cool off in. We have had him almost 1 year and have never left him as a family. We have found out from experience that he has separation anxiety from Connor after a couple days time so we’re holding off leaving him as long as possible!

Best friends ❤️

3 thoughts on “Goblin Valley – April 2018

  1. Fantastic writing pal 🙂 love it! I too have Just trekked in goblin and just about to put together it in my blog! Would love if you would read it, I have a bunch of trail tales be sure to check them out! But i just cant get over how good yours are!!! Haha any tips? Oh yeah and be sure to help a fellow out with a follow if you enjoyed any readings 😛

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    1. Hello! Your blog is impressive! We are mostly blogging just to keep track of our family adventures and to keep family/friends in the loop from afar. We like to keep our posts simple, short and sweet. That’s what works for us and is totally a preference I’m sure. Happy travels!!!

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      1. Oh sorry if i have intruded. I enjoyed it all the same 🙂 i agree, i started out with some really long novels and no one read them haha.

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