They loved riding on the rides and Easton and Chad's favorite was the car building and testing area. They were in heaven.
I am not sure who had more fun Chad or the kids. He built them an awesome playhouse.
We found a chunk of bark that was the perfect boat to float down the creek and catch downstream. We spent hours doing this.
They also were fascinated by all of the fall leaves and had to walk in them every chance they got.
The next day we went to the Lava Tube Cave.
They did so good and made it all the way to the end and back! William shocked us all and walked a majority of the way he thought it was so fun to walk with flashlights.
Then we headed to the Flagstaff Pioneer Museum.
The next way we went to Walnut Canyon to check out the cliff dwellings. The kids Love doing the Junior Ranger Programs at the State and National Parks and on this one they had to count how many stairs down into the canyon. 440! And William the little trooper did all of them.
They all did amazing and we got only one complaint on the way back up the stairs. Lydia was tired but a promise of ice cream and that girl ran back up. She definitely earned that ice cream.
The following day we went to the Aquaplex and went swimming. They had a fun park/splash pad and water slides. The kids had a blast. Afterwards they went rock climbing. Sophie got all the way to the top. Lydia was a fast climber up the wall. And Easton climbed for a really long time and tried several hard courses. He got 3/4 of the way up on one of the medium courses we were so impressed!
To end our trip we visited Montezuma's Well and Castle. They kids did the Ranger programs there and we learned a lot about how they watered their crops using the natural well water that pumps thousands of gallons of water out every day. It was cool the see their irrigation lines still running.
We had a such a great time camping and enjoying the forest we didn't want to come home. We loved learning new things and discovering our kiddos are quite the troopers!