Stephanie's Top 10 from 2015

Stephanie's Top 10 from 2015

 

 

 

As much as I love a good adventure/roadtrip/fieldtrip, I can be a bit of a homebody. Like, not leave my house for days.

When we started The Salt Project last year I was so excited for this challenge! To get out of the house, to explore this beautiful state and document it here on the blog.

We have done some pretty amazing things this year. I sat down with the kids to review everything. The vote was unanimous. Everything we chose was a Family First for all of us. Never having done these things before. Some of them were on my bucket list, some were a spur of the moment thing, some i didn't even know existed in Utah!

 

Here are our top 10 of 2015 in no particular order.

1- Kannaraville Falls This hike was on my Bucket List for a couple years so we jumped at the chance to go with friends that had been before. I dare say it is the coolest thing I've ever done, and for sure the best hike EVER! I'll let you know if I ever find something better. Hiking up the narrows in ice cold water, ladders, slides, ropes.... it was straight out of a nature obstacle course. I really can't wait to go back. Like really really.

2- Utah Flying Trapeze Talk about jumping out of your comfort zone! We were all shaking in our boots and scared to death, but we did it! We learned that we can do hard things, also, Breckyn learned that she could fly, so that pretty cool.

3- Glamping Ok, I have dreamed of Glamping for years and all my glamping dreams came true this summer. It was an unforgettable experience for our family and just when we really needed it most. This is go down as one of my all time favorite staycations EVER.

4- The Crack This one really pushed me mentally. I was suppressing a full out panic attack when the guy behind me got stuck and started freaking out. There is one point that you can't even turn your head its so narrow! But we love it because it's simple enough for kids and they feel SO cool to be able to conquer such a feat.

5- Glitter Mountain This was just plain old cool. Following a treasure map through dirt roads to find a glittering mountain! And then pulling out the hammer and chisel and going to town on the rock. We brought home so pretty special treasures.

6- Museum of Curiosity This was our favorite museum. We were the first ones there and we closed the place down! There is this elastic elevator thing that you fall through for like 3 stories. I swear I have never laughed more in my life. Can't wait to go again.

7- Crystal Hot Springs There is just something about soaking in a steaming hot natural spring pool in the middle of winter at night. Unforgettable experience. And the slides were the frosting on the cake.

8- Flag Rock Maybe it was because we hiked it for 9/11, so it was more meaningful, but Flag Rock made its way into my top 5 favorite hikes. It was such a humbling experience to hike to the top and the fact that we had to hike down in the dark made it all that more memorable. Also, exploring Patsy's Mine on the way up was pretty darn cool too.

9- Bird Refuge This unique spot is now a family favorite when we are in need of an adventure. Its simple and easy enough to do alone with littles, but just enough adventure that the kids can run wild and explore without getting lost.

10- Slide the City One of those unforgettable, totally crazy, cool, once in a life time events that makes you smile every time you think about it. This was it. Slide the City. Love everything about it. Can't wait to do it again.

 

2 more that didn't make the cut because Harmony said we could only pick 10. But they are worthy of a shout out.

1- Classic Water Slides laughed our freakin heads off. Went home bruised and sometimes bleeding. Of all the water parks we tried out this year, classic was by far the absolute Best water park. I hate to tell people how much I love it, because I don't want this little hidden gem to get over crowded but seriously people. This place is amazing.

2- Red Cliffs another gem in Southern Utah, this hike takes second place to the crack, but its one of those picture perfect adventure spots that is kid friendly but makes you feel like you are on a real adventure!

Can't wait to see what is in store for 2016!

 

Stephanie

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