Sunday morning the kids swam in the pool at our hotel in Vegas one more time and then we hit the road. We drove most of the day with a stop at Culver’s for lunch and a stop at Target for reading material. We crossed through Arizona to Utah and then back to Arizona, and we experienced a temperature change of over 50 degrees as we headed from the desert to higher ground. Finally, we made it to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was evening by that time, so we stayed to watch the sunset before grabbing a bite to eat at the deli there. The Grand Canyon was beautiful, but it is nerve-wracking to have a crazy 4-year-old with you on the scenic overhangs. Nobody fell over, and even though we only saw a small part of it, it was worth the trip! We drove 45 minutes north and stayed the night at the Jacob’s Lake Inn in the middle of nowhere.
Monday morning, we grabbed breakfast at the restaurant at the inn and explored the gift shop, and then we headed north back into Utah. We drove to Bryce Canyon National Park. It was also worth the stop, and once again nobody fell into the canyon even though the paths were very close to the edge. We ate at a diner nearby, and then we continued our drive. Utah is a beautiful state to drive through, with canyons and rocks of all different colors. After hitting some rain and seeing a rainbow, we crossed into Colorado and found a hotel in Grand Junction for the night.