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. 

The summer storms of 2014

 The summer of 2014 has been epic for storms. In July Rexburg had a whopper that blew in and took direct aim at BYUI. (In my opinion). Within minutes the skies dumped two inches of rain. There was major flooding in town. I thought my house was going to come down in it. We went out to see what it looked like in town and were shocked at what we saw. 

 The farms suffered major damage. The next couple of storms just made the damage worse. My poor flowers drowned literally. Just too much water this summer.

 The next storm was on our way home from SLC. Frightening storm. 
 The forecast was for more flooding rain so I headed down and filled up sand bags to protect the office. Have to say it was kind of fun. 

 My house sprung leaks in all the intense raining. 
 Then it started flooding in St. George. We kept an eye on the storms via our security cameras. This picture is lit by lightening and shows the growing lake behind the house. 
 The girl friends hiking trip to Havasupai met up with the next flooding storm. It was a whopper. It destroyed I 15 between Las Vegas and St. George. We had to take a detour that added about 5 hours to our drive. 
We followed a Penske truck for hours. You could not pass it because every car and truck meant to be on the freeway was on this two lane road. Sheeesh. 

Miles and miles of semi's on this road. 
 One more storm. It did produce the most beautiful rainbow ever.