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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Forget Disneyland...

...Goblin Valley is the coolest place on earth!

Have you seen the movie Galaxy Quest? Hilarious! Loved it. Remember the part where the crew goes down to the alien planet to get a replacement barilium sphere? And the Captain ends up fighting the pig lizard?


Did you know that wasn't a Hollywood set? Nope. It's a real place, located in Utah. It's call Goblin Valley and is possibly the coolest place I've ever visited.



We drove down one afternoon during Boo's spring break, after having the worst luck getting ready. Seemed like everything went wrong. The Man and I were both frustrated. He was ready to call the whole trip off but the kids would periodically rush up to him and gush about how excited they were to go camping. So we persevered. It was supposed to be fairly nice while we were camping but that wasn't the case. When we arrived at Goblin Valley, the wind was so strong and so cold that we piled on as many layers as we could before getting out of the car. Once we got down into the valley, it wasn't so bad. Besides, we were too busy looking at each other and saying "This is so cool!" to really notice the weather. We're geeks like that.


I told the Boy to pretend he was a Goblin. I love the face he's making! And really, he doesn't have to try hard to be very goblin-like.


Da Boo tried being a Goblin, too, but she's just too dainty to pull it off.


The kids had a great time running around the rock formations, trying to find actual goblins or at least where they might live. While we were there, we managed to find a couple geocaches (which are the real reason we even go outside at all). Then The Man decided to test my strength...


While Baby and I waited below, The Man took our two eldest and climbed the green dome. Remember how I required Happy Pills to prevent irrational freak outs? Remember how I stopped taking them? I tried to only look while taking the picture but I ended up staring the whole time they climbed and scooted. Can't remember if I actually breathed, though...

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I have never been here!

In fact, I don't really even know where it is.

Me said...

It really is a cool place. Its been over a decade since I was there..but totally worth it!

Jessica said...

I haven't been there since I was a teen, but it is pretty cool. Glad you stayed warm and had a good time.

Amanda said...

Okay---that looks like a kids dream for climbing! And I can't believe you took baby camping....you are strong...I am not!

Emma said...

That looks really cool!

SO said...

That is on my list of places to visit! I thought about going down for Spring Break but my hubby was on call so it was a no go.

Jo said...

That looks so awesome! I loved that movie and I didn't know they had filmed it there. I wanna go there now too!

Kristie said...

What an awesome looking place!! And it looks like you guys had a very fun time! I love those cute goblin faces.

Brooke said...

You got some awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Man Jessica. No fair. I love that area. You guys "rock"ed it.

Michelle said...

looks like a great place to explore--especially for the children.

we were lucky enough to camp out in our back yard :)

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

We went there a years ago (pre-kids) and got some great pictures. Our dog kinda blended into the background though.....

Amber said...

We went there 8ish years ago? Clearly we need to go again. Fun pictures! (breathe!)

Jessica said...

I love that place although we haven't taken our kids there-good idea!

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