Spring Break at Zion Ponderosa- Day #2

Welcome to Day #2 of our Spring Break adventure! Would you believe I only took 43 pictures today? That's so unlike me. But, we had another marvelous day packed full of fun. Remember, if you would like to see any of the pictures bigger just double click on it.

Life starts early on the ranch. If you don't get up you miss breakfast... and valuable adventure time! This is the kids and I (more proof that I was there) outside of the main lodge right after breakfast. Look how tired Abby looks!

Chris and Max enjoyed an early morning horseback riding adventure. This was Max's first time and he did really well and enjoyed it a lot. It was a beautiful morning and perfect for riding off into the sunrise. An excellent way to start a day on the ranch!

When Chris and Max finished their horseback ride we jumped into the car and went to Zion National Park. We really just drove through it, although we did stop to look at Checker- board Mesa (pictured to the left). The kids and I had never been there and the beauty of Zion really is amazing. On the other side of Zion we went to lunch at a really good restaurant in Springdale that is famous for their pies, and then we went to the IMAX movie all about Zion. If you haven't seen it, we highly recommend it. After that we decided to head back to the ranch so the kids could swim while it was warm and so Afton (and Chris) could take a nap.

The kids absolutely loved the pool. It was really cool... it had 2 levels and 2 slides, it was shallow a lot of places and there was a hot tub.

We played at the park a little bit everyday. It was a great place to go during down time and to hang with the other kids on the ranch. Here's Abby swinging with her new 'best friends' Savannah, Kate and Meg and Max chatting with his friend Abby... they are a little too cool to swing.
After hanging at the park we had dinner in the lodge and then enjoyed another movie together. (Actually, the kids and I enjoyed a movie while Chris watched the Jazz game in the employee lounge...can you blame him?) Our movie tonight was 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and then we hit the sack after another full and exhausting day.

Check back soon to see what happens on Day #3!

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