Saturday, October 22, 2011

Promontory Point and the Spiral Jetty

Southern Utah Get-away

Last weekend, I decided to explore the great world of southern Utah. It was glorious! I visited Bryce Canyon and Zions National Park, St. George, and a ghost town. I spent a couple days just hiking around and breaking in my chacos. I thoroughly enjoy exploring small towns in the middle of nowhere. The locals are always so friendly and tell you the best places to check out. I just might have to go back.

At Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Hiking at Bryce Canyon. The water was this brilliant gray blue against the orange/peach  rocks.

 On my way back, I stopped by an old silver mining town. The museum was slightly disappointing so I decided to take things into my own hands. I drove my car until the roads became too rocky and then set off across the desert with my back pack to find real silver mines.

Apple Hunting

A couple of Sunday's ago, we decided to go to a abandoned house in the neighborhood a pick the apples off of their awesome half pear half apple tree.
We were lacking real apple picking supplies so we tried using a step stool and an old measuring stick we found around the house. (oh Mary)

We were sort of struggling so Jeremy rescued us with the ladder.  I would just like to add that I told Sophie exactly where the ladder was (on the side of the house) and she swore that it wasn't there when she looked. Goes to show that you can never trust a Sophie.

Caroline was such a pro with the whacking stick that she didn't need the ladder.

Jeremy made a great pie with the apples, but Gunther got to it while it was cooling on the counter. We couldn't let it go to waste though so we ate around the Gunther infected area. It was delicious!!!