Zion National Park – Nanny Travels

Six days after we arrived home from Maui, we got back on a plane and flew to Utah, Zion National Park to be exact. Talk about majestic. I wasn’t super excited because hiking isn’t really my thing, but the views were absolutely amazing and totally worth it.

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We arrived in Utah super late on Wednesday night and the hotel we stayed at had someone pick us up at the airport, which was probably the best thing ever. It was a 45 minute drive to our hotel and I couldn’t imagine having to drive ourselves there that late at night.

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The next morning we did a small family friendly hike to the Weeping Walls. It was less than a mile round trip, but was relatively steep with a drop off on one side, so be sure to carry or wear younger kids. We swam and stayed close to the hotel after nap time. I’m pretty sure this was the night that we ate at a Mexican Restaurant in town and they we’re super helpful in accommodating my gluten allergy. I’m thankful that I’ve never had any issues in regards to my gluten allergy while traveling, whether it be internationally or domestically.

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On our second day, The Bosses did a five hour hike and left pretty early, so I had the girls all morning. We took a short hike to the Human History Museum via the Pa’rus Trail after breakfast. It ended up being just over a mile, but my E walked almost the entire way! I’m so proud of her. I wore AB in the Tula and took my Ju-Ju-Be BeRightBack as my diaper bag. That set up worked out perfectly!  After nap time, The Bosses took E to the Emerald Pools, which she loved and was plenty toddler friendly.

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The Bosses hiked to The Narrows and were gone from 6a – 12:30p on our last full day. If long, challenging hikes are your thing, they said it was awesome! While they were gone, we went into town to check out the Wildlife Museum that another hotel had. One thing I loved is that there are shuttles both within Zion National Park and throughout the town. We didn’t have a car, and I never felt like we needed one at all. Everything is off one main road and was so easily accessible. We didn’t take a stroller either, which made hoping on and off the shuttles and hiking super easy.

If you’ve never been to Zion National Park, I urge you to add it to your bucket list and make plans to go. I would love to go back and take Joshua with me one day!

 

 

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