Sunday, February 26, 2012
Road Trip: St George, Utah and Zion's National Park
As a new (ish) mom, it's been a little more difficult lately to get my travel fix. I've been waiting to travel internationally until my daughter receives all of her "baby" immunizations, which will happen in a few short months at her 18-month appointment. Until then, we've been satisfying our need for travel with road trips around our area in Utah!
Last spring some good friends invited us to spend a week in St. George, Utah with them, and although everyone we spoke to thought we were crazy to do a 6 hour road trip with an infant, it ended up being a fantastic experience.
I like to fancy myself as something of a road trip expert, but road trippin' with a baby is a whole different ball game! We discovered that lots of kid-friendly music (that we can also stand listening to) and frequent stops were a must, and although the 6 hour trip turned into more like 8 hours, we were rewarded with beautiful, warm weather, palm trees, and a dip in the pool at the end of it.
We spent the week enjoying the sun, swimming, grilling on our condo's deck overlooking the pool, experiencing our first In-N-Out Burger, and shopping at the factory outlets. We also had a wonderful day visiting Zion's National Park. An easy hike from the Temple of Sinawava trailhead was a perfect way to take in the scenery with a little one.
Have you taken a road trip with a baby/toddler? Any tips you'd like to share?