Saturday, October 25, 2014

Summer 2014 will be remembered as the summer of rain.

It rained all summer. Everywhere we went it rained. It rained and caused severe flooding. It thundered and light up the skies. It hailed and the wind blew. My flowers drowned. No lie! 
 Our girls trip to Havasupai found is a historic rain storm in southern Utah. It tore I 15 right out of existence. We got up at 5 am to leave on our trip. Alas we had to do a 6 hour detour. We sat in the morning trying to figure out how to get to the Grand Canyon. 
 We followed this yellow truck the whole way. Painful. The traffic moved at 35 mph. 
 Rexburg was under water. 

 We drove home from SLC one night in a severe rain and thunder storm. 
 I filled sand bags to keep at the office. It was kind of fun. 
 Our roof sprung a leak. Crazy. 

 With storms come rainbows and we saw some amazing ones. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Union Falls Hike! I finally did it.

 All these years my friends have been hiking to Union Falls. It is an 18 mile round trip hike. I have always wanted to do it but never was able to when they went. We finally did it on a beautiful fall day. You had to cross the river I think six times in the round trip. 

 We kept our eyes peeled for bears but we never saw any. It is serious bear country. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bear Tooth Pass 2014

Most summers we take the trip over the Bear Tooth Pass. It is us in our Corvette and them on their motorcycles. It is always a high light of the summer. Beautiful scenery and great friends. Not to mention good food. 

 We stayed at a nice place in Red Lodge. They had a fabulous breakfast served by an ex nurse/sales rep. He knows how to serve up a quick and great meal outdoors. 
 This years group included us, Dave and Charlene, Bart and Joanne, Jerry and Sherrie, Gary and Paula. 

 There was plenty of snow on the top even in August. 

 This is the traditional pose at the waterfall along the road. 
 Jeff missed the view of Bart and Joanne. :)

 We have a knack for rooms that have interesting art work in them. 

 We stopped and spread out all of our snack food. It disappeared pretty fast. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Let's go float the river...OK!

I got a call from some of my friends who wanted to go float the river in Island Park in August. So we rented a raft from BYUI and headed out. We managed to get it blown up and off we went down the river. It was a perfect warm sunny day. Good weather, good company, good river. In fact we had such a nice time after a fun lunch we went again. That is what you do on a nice day with lots of hours of sunshine remaining. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Just some random shots from a great summer

 My beautiful cactus in bloom at St George. It is now under water for a month so not sure if it will be alive when the water is gone. It's a beauty. 
 A group of us traveled to St. George to see the Beach Boys at Tuacahn. Surprise we had a nasty storm blow in and they called it off. 

 I found out that Jeff washed windows in his youth. Sorry he is not for hire. 
 Spring flowers.
 I found my car. It tis such a nice 1956 baby blue car. 
 I loved this bunny. It has been hanging out in my yard for a couple of years. The neighbors did not like it so much and that was the end of my bunny. 
 So peaceful in St. George. Hot air balloons and swimming. 
 I caught this little bird in the house. I guess when you eave that big window open you get birds inside the house. Tweet tweet!

 We had a fun evening visiting with Neva. 

 My little walking group walks rain or shine. However the wind will keep us inside. 
  They cleaned the field up behind the office and that night there was a bunny under every car. 
 Jeff explaining the bell curve to a patient. Not sure if she got it without his hand language. 
 I cut my big beautiful roses down. They had become so sparse and leggy. I took the chance this will fix them and I think it will. 
 Seems everyone at work is expecting again this year. 

 So many wild storms this summer. 
 Jeff and I spent all summer finishing the puzzle that got started on July 4th.