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Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy


Welp, Isaac has officially been in school for a week with Emi and Zachary not too far behind him.  This summer has definitely flown by, but what a summer it has been.  Never in a million years did I think in three short months, my family and I would go on 5 big road trips across our home state.  But, I'm so glad that we did it because the memories we made are priceless (i.e. that one time we stayed in a tipi at Bryce Canyon and Benson refused to sleep in there.  So Dave had to sleep with him in the car the entire trip.  Or that other time we drove to Dinosaur National Monument and almost got sideswiped by an elderly driver that forced us into oncoming traffic and some how came out of the whole thing without a scratch or dent on our car.).  

A lot of miles were put on our car.  But I wouldn't have it any other way.  Especially because I knew Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering some pretty amazing deals right now that would make it very easy for me to take my car in and get things fixed in a jiffy.

If you are one of those lucky families who doesn't have to go back to school until mid-September and is looking for one last hoorah for your family; you should definitely check that out!  Here's a round up of all the amazing places my family visited and the fun things we did in case you are thinking of coming to Utah.  


Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy

Our 2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up by Utah mom blogger Mumsy



2017 Summer Road Trip Round-Up


BRYCE CANYON
Participated in children guided activities at the Visitor Center
Hiked the Navajo Loop
Camped in a tipi at Rubby Inn Campground
Drove through the park at night to look at all the stars.

ZION NATIONAL PARK
Hiked the Temple of Sinawava trail and play in the river at the end.
Hiked to Weeping Rock.
Hiked to the lower emerald pool on the Emerald Pool Trail.
Visited the Grafton, Utah ghost town.
Orderd Pizza from Zion Pizza and Noodle Company and ate it outside in the local elementary school.  They have a great fenced in playground, field and tennis court.   So while they kids run around, the adults can relax.

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT
Saw a life size stegosaurus, a few dinosaur bones, and other neat artifacts at the visitor center.
Took a shuttle up to the quarry to look at dinosaur fossils and skeletons.
Visited some nearby petroglyphs that are just east of the visitor center.

SCENIC BYWAY 12
Stopped to look at some petroglyphs.
Ate lunch in Escalante, Ut at the local park that had a playground and quaint self operating splash pad.  Then went on a self-guided tour of all the historic surrounding homes.
Drove through Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument.

CRYSTAL RANCH LODGE in ALTAMONT, UTAH
Went fly fishing.
Drove out to Moon lake and hung out on it's sandy shoreline.
Rode four wheelers.
Went kayaking/canoeing.


Whether you are planning one last summer family road trip to Utah or somewhere else, make sure to take advantage of Firestone Complete Auto Care's deals that they currently have going on so that a functioning car is one less you have to worry about when you hit the open road.




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