My Boys had a blast. They were in the water and mud and climbing all over the place. I realized after the first Canyon that going into the water could be forbidden! And It was. Luckily no ranger saw it. I did not think about that when we started of having fun...I just laughed so much when my Boys started walking through it...the water was ice cold. They always complain when we are at a swimming pool...they rarely into that...but this they had no problem with. I guess it was the adventure that made them do it... and Mother Nature is more cooler then a normal pool. Of course I followed right after. LOL I guess we just were in the Moment. after that we behaved a bit more. ;-) If some ranger sees this Post...I Apologize for this. I explained to my kids that I totally forgot about the rules. They understand. But I do think that going into the water is better then carve your name into the rock formation...like some people do.
here is my Blog entry from my Winter visit: Winter at Starved Rock
My son Oz took the Pictures of Me and Odin and some Nature Pictures