17 In A Family/ Traveling Utah

Travel Utah ~ St George

Have you heard the new saying??
Collect Moments Not Things
It’s one of my favorites and something our family works very hard for.
What good are the things you can buy when you can experience something that gives your heart so much more fulfillment?


This week we are taking full advantage and living up to this!

We left our house a week ago for a road trip.
Headed out of Washington State through Montana and down to our first stop, Utah.

It took us about 17 hours (give or take a few) to get there.
Making several stops along the way to see friends, look at scenery, and refill our water bottles.
We stopping to sleep at truck stops.


And our second night after stopping well after eleven o’clock and in the dark,
we woke to find a camel as our neighbor.


After many hours of driving, lots of Starbucks, and about half of Outlander on cd we made it to Utah and our first destination of St George.



We LOVE Utah!!
My bestie, Kristine, lives in St George.

This is the second time we’ve been able to visit Kristine and her family and just like the last time,
this visit was wonderful.

When we arrived on Saturday morning, and our first order of business was to get hugs so we went to the park for a quick play date before Kristine and her girls had a date planned with family.

We ate food.
The girls played
We hugged and laughed and hugged some more.
It’s been a year since our last visit. We had lots of missed hugging to make up for.
And I got to meet Ernie Zeno for the first time.


Photo Cred: TheFoleyFam

Isn’t he the sweetest??
And he has a Z name… eeep!
We’re partial to Z names in our Z house ๐Ÿ™‚

After our park play, my next order of business was a stop at Swig.
I can’t go to St George without a visit to Swig.
They have Dirty drinks, ย my favorite is a Dirty Dr Pepper, I’ll share a quick tutorial of my version this week.


Seriously… Swig Stop and Sunshine!
I was one happy mama!

On Sunday we celebrated Easter with Kristine and her family.


It was so kind ofย her family to take us in for the day and let us celebrate with them.
The kids all had so much fun playing, and it was great to finally meet some of Kristine’s family that I’ve been reading about for years.


Zoie ~ Maggie ~ Mia ~ Jet ~ Kai
Seriously though, the cutest kids! There were SO MANY eggs and the kids had a blast looking for them!

DSC_1255 DSC_1249 DSC_1241 DSC_1213

The kids all got quite the loot from their Easter Egg Hunt.


During our time in St George, we also got in lots of hiking.
My favorite Park is Snow Canyon. It’s absolutely beautiful there. The trails go for days and there are lava tubes to climb in and mountains to hike up.
IMG_3346 IMG_3338 IMG_3350

Pool time.
It wasn’t quite warm enough with the wind so we hit the local aquatic center for some swim time.

IMG_3360 IMG_3371Our last evening we enjoyed a great night of visiting and laughing and evenย smores.


Maggie ~ Zoie ~ Mia
Best Friends for Life!


We ended our Utah stop with a breakfast of Swig treats.
Cause Kristine and I, we speak the same love language.
Ice cream and cookies for breakfast is our thing. Don’t knock it til you try it.

IMG_3411And one last sunshine filled, group selfie!


The only things that could have made our visit better would have been a lot more time to spend there.
Can’t wait to go back again!!ย I miss you already Utah!
But we miss you more Foley Fam!

We still have more road trip to come.
If you aren’t yet, follow us on
Instagram @ChasingZoie

You Might Also Like

  • Natalie
    April 14, 2015 at 12:30 am

    How fun! My parents would take my sister and I on a road trip every summer when we were little–not only was it great bonding time, but it inspired me to travel even more as an adult! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:37 am

      We didn’t travel a lot when I was a kid, but when we did we always drove and those are some of my favorite memories ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Indigo
    April 14, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Thank you for letting me take that lovely trip with you and your family. Glad to see you all thriving and so happy. Smiling children’s faces is sunshine in itself.

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:38 am

      Thank you for stopping by! My daughter has done so much smiling this trip, it definitely makes it all worth it!

  • Angie
    April 14, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Love road trips!! I live in WA too, and we drove through Utah on our way back home from the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago. I was amazed at how gorgeous it was! We deathly want to go back someday. It looks like you had a super fun trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:41 am

      There wasn’t a dull moment during our entire drive through Utah, the whole state is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

  • annabelt - geeks diet
    April 14, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I love road trips! We just went to Utah too – didn’t see any camels though! Looks like a fun time ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:42 am

      It was crazy! We woke up and there he was, right next door to the truck stop. So funny!

  • Amanda
    April 14, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Keep those vacations coming! I loved reading about your adventures. Cherish those moments and keep on making more…

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:43 am

      Lots more to come in the coming weeks, we are still on the road. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joanna
    April 14, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I love capturing all the moments you can with photos. I have to be careful to enjoy the moment sometimes instead of being the one behind the camera. Looks like a wonderful trip to Utah. There is nothing quite like being with friends! In other news, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award because your blog is so lovely. Visit this post to find out what your instructions are: http://www.faintnotmom.com/blog/liebster-award

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:46 am

      It seems I am always the one behind the camera, I have been better this trip about putting the camera away more so I can take in all that is happening around me. Thank you so much for your Liebster nomination!! I’ll got check that out right away.

  • Scott
    April 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    We just started to try to live by that philosophy also and are doing more and collecting less. In fact, we’ve started pruning back by selling our ‘stuff’ on eBay!

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Isn’t is so much more fulfilling? Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brooke Knipp
    April 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Mission accomplished! It looks like you guys collected a ton of memories on your trip—so fun! Bonus: you got a bunch of really great pictures!

    • ChasingZ
      April 14, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you! We did have a great time!

  • Pam
    May 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I love reading about your trips. Makes me feel like I am there. I am so excited for you to get to Arizona.
    Our road trips were epic …