Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Father and Sons Outing

Last weekend we had father and sons outing at Mt. Charleston. We got up there around 3 p.m. and the kids had a blast climbing the mountain, playing with sticks, and running around with their friends and cousins. Their favorite part was the few patches of snow that were still there. They had a great time playing in the snow and throwing snowballs at me.

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

While Robin and her mom were at women's conference in Utah, me, the kids, and her Dad (who stayed with me while the women were in Utah) walked across the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. Since Robin expressed no interest in ever walking across the dam, it was a perfect opportunity to take the kids. It was a little surreal: the dam and lake so far below and cars zooming past on the other side of a concrete wall. The bridge connects the Nevada and Arizona approach highways nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River. It has also makes the drive to Phoenix much easier.

Valley of Fire

We were looking for something to do Easter weekend and decided to take a day trip to Valley of Fire, Nevada's oldest and largest state park. The kids had a great time hiking, scrambling up rocks, and going to the visitor's center. It's crazy how daring all of the kids were climbing up and down the rocks. Only a couple of Band-Aids were needed.