Saturday, September 5, 2009

Parowan Gap

Today we actually had nothing planned, which is a very rare event at the Wood house lately. We decided to have some quality uninterrupted family time so we went to Parowan Gap. Neither Bry nor I had ever been there so we didn't know what to expect. We had heard about all the petroglyphs and thought it would be fun for the kids to see. When we got there I thought, this is it. Needless to say I was not to impressed upon first glance. There was no signs or historic info to read, nothing. I guess that is why you don't judge a book by its cover. We had a blast. We started by walking over to this fenced off area of the mountain. There was a little sign inside the fence which gave some info, but very little. We started to see all the "Indian writing", as the kids called it. It was really cool. It was all over too. The kids just had a great time climbing and finding all the petroglyphs on both sides of the gap/mountain. We also found little caves, which were a big hit. We seriously had such a great time. We were there for almost 2 hours.

Here is Addy and Dawson by some of the "Indian writing". It was fun to hear them tell each other what they think each sign meant. So fun to see how their minds work.

Kids with Dad climbing away, little mountain goats. Bry and I were a little nervous at times. Apparently we were unaware of our kids climbing abilities, thanx Papa! Dawson was so funny when we would tell him to,"be careful" or "slow down and take your time", (which is basically like asking him not to breath!) he would say, "No worries, I got this!" What can I say, the kid just makes us laugh!Ky a little sad he can't go climbing that high. Ahhh
Here are some of the caves, or as the kids thought maybe the Indian's homes, or part of them anyway. At one point Addy showed me where she thought the kitchen was in one of the caves. He He

All 3 of our munchkins! We all had such a great time! Next time Papa comes to visit we want to take him there. Not only would he like the petroglyphs, but he would love hiking with the kiddos just as much as we did!


Nat Lud said...

I've never been either! Looks like this idea needs to go down on my stuff to do!

Heather Coon said...

Looks like a fun little hike, I'm proud of Bryan, I didn't think he was like that!

McKell Callister said...

Looks fun! We'll have to head there sometime. We're always looking for exciting new places around home to visit!