The reason I'm so excited about this trip is not the small children, although I'm sure they'll be delightful. What I look forward to is exploring Bryce Canyon. Admission to the park is so pricey that Seanie and I decided not to do it while he was out here, but if I'm in the area for four days, $25 doesn't seem quite as unreasonable.
Plus, it looks like I won't have to pay for lodging while I'm out there. Kodachrome Basin State Park is about forty-five minutes from Bryce, and my boss at the museum called and asked if I could stay at one of the campsites. The folks at Kodachrome said it wouldn't be a problem, so woohoo! I'm not crazy about roughing it in my tent, but if it saves me a decent chunk of change then I'll do it - no problemo!