Sunday, March 8, 2009

Adventures along Utah's Heritage Highway

Bob and I went on a wondrous two-day adventure through parts of Utah.  We made frequent stops all along the way to view and snap pictures of whatever caught our fancy.  We fell in love with Spring City.  We ate pinto pie in Bicknell and visited Indian ruins in Boulder, Utah.  We also thrilled at Indian Petroglyphs in Capital Reef, near Torrey.  We have always wanted to see a snowy Bryce Canyon, and we weren't disappointed.   On the way home, we stopped in Fillmore, the first capital city in Utah and went through the State House.  We again realized what a beautiful, diverse, fascinating state we live in.  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

More fun with Thurop Van Ormans and Hansens

We had such a wonderful visit with Thurop, Sherri, Leif, and Hazel along with their Hansen cousins.

Fun with Thurop, Sherri, Leif, Hazel, Sophie and Amy

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oh, Rats!

Oh, Rats!  And I mean that literally.   Our backyard was filled with a symphony of bird sounds this summer until I was lying on the hammock one afternoon and saw three huge rats feasting on seeds dropped from our bird feeders.  

We poisoned the rats, but then this week when I was hand watering our tomato plants, a little mouse ran across our garden.  Bob set up mouse traps and four were caught.  I absolutely love little mice in story books, but in the garden --- Arghhh!

Goodbye doves, quail, sparrows ...  We'll miss you!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

We just returned from a fabulous 42nd anniversary trip to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone.

Yes, the first night we slept in a sleeping bag on this tiny bed I am sitting on.  The second night we stayed in the cabin Bob is standing in front of in a nice soft bed.  This was a spontaneous trip, so we didn't have reservations.  So that is why we had such a cozy first night.  We had a wonderful time, and yes, the bear was right next to our car!