"So you're scared?", I asked my good friend Dave.
"Yep!" Dave was being a honest father. He had never taken his daughter, Maddie, out for a Daddy, Daughter Trip before. I had invited Dave down to the Swell last weekend for a little exploring. He had been there before but not solo, without Maddie's mom. It was time to take the plunge Time spent alone with your child is priceless!
We stared off at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry outside of Price, Utah. Just a small, off the beaten path quarry that is pretty unique. The largest concentration of dinosaur bones out of the Jurassic Period in the US. It's a great stop for kids.
Dave's truck didn't seem to have any problems with the roads. Dave has a 2012 Tiger RV mounted on a Dodge 3500. Well, the thing can move...
Our travels took us to some unique places along the Reef. The San Rafael Reef juts up into the sky in the central part of Utah. The Reef runs approximately 60 miles north-south. It's a land full of canyons, rock art, historic ranches, and just cool stuff
This Ranch, I have visited before but we were lucky enough to meet the owners this time. He informed us that they try keep up the ranch house as best as they can. However, they can't leave too much stuff there because it disappears. Sad...In the ranch, there are some pictures and history of the place. So neat.
The "horses" in the stable.
We continued travel along the Reef. Dave's truck seemed to be doing quite well. Amazing that what his Tiger RV could do.
Our travels took us to a few big cottonwood trees...A good place to call it a night.
The following day, we took a beautiful hike up a canyon with water. So unusual for the desert. Dave and Maddie setting a blistering pace
Sand, check...Water, check...What else could a child ask for?
Maddie throwing a stick...Lilly doing some morning Yoga stretches. Their energy was contagious on this stellar day.
More to come...