not this town
May 26, 2009
This Memorial Day weekend, we loaded up the kids and gear and headed south to Goblin Valley, our favorite family hiking/camping spot.
Unfortunately it rained all weekend, so we ended up staying only one night. My super tent made conditions perfectly tolerable for sleeping, but if you stepped out of the tent, you sank 6 inches into the mud.
Shannon and her boys, who came with us, fared not as well. The rain came up under their tent, and they had standing water.
It was a short trip.
And it reminds me of our last trip south.
Let me take this opportunity to reiterate–we did NOT name our third child after this town. That would be lame.
We did NOT name him after William Holden. That would also be lame.
When I tell people he’s named after the great American anti-hero from Catcher In the Rye, most answer with a blank look, and say “oh, I haven’t seen that.”
For you guys, yes, we named him after this town. Now please keep walking.