Kirk and I went to the Valley of Fire near the beginning of this year with our friends, partly in preparation to get some ideas for le grande family reunion we were in charge of earlier this summer. We were stoked to take our posterity to one of our favorite places and let her climb rocks and play in the sand to her heart's content. (She is a climbing girl, after all.) It did not disappoint:
The reunion went pretty smoothly, and everyone who ended up coming helped out and made the family magic happen. We gathered for a BBQ picnic and let the kids run wild and free, scrambling up boulders and chasing small desert critters. The red rocks, hikes, and petroglyphs were amazing as usual. It was such a joy to watch our kids play where we had grown up playing and enjoying the same great outdoors that we did when we were their ages!