Day 5 was the 4th of July. Aubrey and I had made her tie-dye t-shirt a week or two before and thought it would be perfect on this day - not only was it red, white & blue but looked a bit like fireworks.
We had planned to wake up early so we could spend as much time at Bryce Canyon before heading to the Salt Lake Valley but our alarm didn't go off so we woke up, jumped in the car and hurried to see as much as we could.
We ate our breakfast as we saw the views.
The reason we had to hurry on our way was because we had purchased cave tour tickets for Mt. Timpanogus Caves in American Fork for 1:30 pm and we had a 4 hour drive to get there.
We made it just in time and started our 1.5 long climb to the top.
The entrance to the cave
Then we drove a short 15 minutes to Jared's step-brother's house where we were staying for the next two nights. We had only met them once before so it was so nice to get to know them better!
Aubrey adored their two kids and it was fun for her as well!
That night we went to a neighborhood park where there must have been 100 families setting off their own fireworks. It was like a 2 hour, 360 degree firework show. It was amazing!