Thursday, October 27, 2011

A beautiful change of seasons.

A week ago we decided to take a last trip to Yellowstone Park. How can you live with it in your backyard and not go? The facilities were mostly closed so we kind of had the park to ourselves. We saw lots of wildlife, elk, bison and moose. The colors were bright and beautiful. Snow has already arrived in the mountains. 

 My Dad or Jeff ????

 I have been all over the world and there is nowhere more beautiful than right where I live. That is the truth!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dining with friends

Occasionally we get invited to a dinner club as substitutes. We love to go because of a number of reasons. First is the fun friends who are there. Lots of laughing, talking and games. Then there is the FOOD! You have not eaten good food until you eat here. 
 Someone snapped a funny picture of us. Any funny titles out there? 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

 Sunday afternoon we had a storm come through with lots of lightening and thunder. I went to the front door to see what the storm was like. This is the view that met me. We get rainbows here to the east fairly often. This is the first time I have ever seen one to the north. The rainbow appears to be ending right in the front entrance to the Rexburg Temple. 

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Farewell summer 2011

It has been a short summer here in Rexburg. Spring was long and let's say miserable. But when summer finally comes to Rexburg it is glorious. I am adding some random photos to finish up the summer. Kind of like the deep closet cleaning I am going to do this weekend in my bedroom. 

 I walked and walked and walked this summer. I feel ready to be one of those pioneers. 
 Living by the Rexburg Temple presents unlimited opportunities for beautiful pictures from my front door and windows. This picture was taken through a dirty upstairs window with my iPhone. By the time I got my good camera the colors had faded away. 
 I made two trips to Arizona in one week. The first one to hike the Grand Canyon with girl friends and the second with Jeff to go to meetings. The Arizona desert really is beautiful. OK Jeff do not lean any closer to that prickly cactus. It was 105 degrees when we arrived here. 
 While staying at the Marriott resort the Valet parking boy had a mishap with our rental car. Oops. We never did see the golf cart that he hit head on. To apologize they brought us up a nice tray of dipped strawberries and a bottle of wine. We gave the wine away but the strawberries were yummy. 
 This is what greeted us when we arrived home from hot Arizona. I know that every year we scream that it came too early or that it was the earliest ever. I do think this year is the winner for the early snow storm award which arrived October 5th. 
This was about mile 20 in our day in the Grand Canyon and we had the hardest 4 miles just ahead of us. One of the many lessons I learned on this trip was that I can do hard things. Those hard things can also be the most rewarding. I love my life!