Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

I was impressed by how many of the people who I follow already wrote Mother’s Day recap posts on Mother’s Day.  I took the day off and enjoyed my special time with my boys and girl.  They pampered me and took good care of Mommy!
First we went to Zion National Park.  When we got there it was packed.  The parking area was full and the sign said to drive into Springdale to park then catch the shuttle, but we thought that was too much effort so we decided to find something else to do.  Luckily the day before at the ninja party I was talking to one of my friends and she told me about an unmarked trail in Zion that is in an area you can drive to.  When we drove by it there was a parking place so we decided to give it a try.  Even though it's not advertised it was a great, well mainained trail that followed a little creek.  She said if you go all the way it ends in a pool fed by a waterfall, but we didn't quite make it that far.  We found a nice shady area that had little tadpoles in the water.  We played there for a while wading in the water and checking out nature.

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Checking out a tadpole
Then we went to lunch at the Zion Mountain Resort at their restaurant called the Buffalo Bistro.  It overlooks a pasture for a buffalo herd and right outside the restaurant they have a farm type area with gardens and animals. They offered that while we were waiting on our food we could take Austin out to pet the colts.  He of course loved it!
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This is the restaurant with the huge windows facing the buffalo pasture.  The food there is really great, very gormet.  They even try to raise much of the produce that they serve.  I had a CABLT-crab, avocado, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a roll with a balsamic sauce, it was so good!  Then we got a chocolate fondant dessert that was so delish!
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Here is my card and gift from Austin:


  1. Looks like you had a beautiful day with your family....Happy Mothers Day.

  2. Happy Mothers Day belated1 I saw these photos on Facebook -- looks like a fun place!

  3. Sounds like a great day! Happy belated Mother's Day!

  4. Aww, what a sweet Mother's Day! And that sandwich sounds delicious.

  5. What a fun day! And all of that nature sounds wonderful!


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