|Kids playing at the campground playground with the best view ever|
As far as volunteering there goes, you have to be 10 to work with dogs, which is really what everyone wanted to do, so we split up - Jax and I went to help with cats, and Lea and Pete worked with dogs.
|Jax and I took the cats for a walk. Naturally.|
We felt like we were able to be helpful and we got to spend some time with the animals, so it was a win.
Unfortunately, moods were soured a little bit when we found out that we couldn't take a dog with us for the afternoon, as everyone in the group has to be 10. It was a real disappointment. At this point we were all, especially me, exhausted. I was at the end of my rope and not sure I was going to make it. I especially had to dig deep to make it work.
|Conveying our physical and emotional state.|
|Greeting us as we drove in,|
Zion was packed, so we ended up driving all the way through the park and parking in the town on the other side. We took the shuttle bus in and decided to walk to the Emerald Pool loop. It was beautiful.
|Mama and baby deer.|
|A refreshing spritz from the waterfall.|
It was hot, so at the end of the walk the kids took a mini-dip in the river, which was extremely refreshing.
|Right before Jax fell in.|
All in all, it was a really good day, even if we had to push through there in the middle.
Next was an originally unplanned stop in Moab, which was great, if super super hot.
more Kanab pictures here