Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Valley of the Goblins
Goblin Valley is one of our favorite places on the planet, and it's practically in our back yard. In the spring and fall, the weather is perfect, so we try to go at least once a year. Our friends have a really cool pop-up trailer, and they invited us to join them on a little excursion into the Valley of the Goblins.
This trip to the desert was much smoother for Penny than our last venture. She's becoming more independent, so I didn't have a little monkey baby clinging to me the whole time. She also likes her friend Niels, who shares his trucks with her.
Heading into the trailer....
Goblin Valley is truly a geologic playground. We had a nice picnic lunch at the overlook after wandering around the hoodoos. Hoodoo? Youdoo.
Staying hydrated is key for survival in the desert.
Plans are in the works for a return trip soon. It will be fun to see Penny scrambling around the rock formations when she's older. It's hard to imagine her being that big, but she's getting bigger and faster and more agile all the time.