Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
1. Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort I first read about this historical park during one of my history classes last year. It sounds so interesting, and I have been wanting to go forever.
2. Las Vegas Zoo Yes, Las Vegas has a zoo. And I have never been to it. I have heard that it is pretty ghetto, but I am still very curious to see it myself.
3. Hoover Dam The tour specifically. Driving over it is one thing, going inside it and REALLY looking at it is another.
4. Las Vegas Natural History Museum Pretty much anything with the word "History" in the title sounds like fun to me!
5. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition I am fairly obsessed with all things Titanic. I love the story and the history behind it.
6. The Library I know what you're thinking- "The library? Really?" Absolutely! I have never been to any library here in Las Vegas, and a new one just opened a few miles from the house. When I was young, I would go to the library every single week. Even when I got older, I loved going. And I want to get back into going again.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Snow on the road
After checking into the hotel, we drove up to see Cahl's stepdad and drop off Buddy. Then we headed out to our friend Dewey's house to visit and drop off some stuff that we had brought up for him and his family.
Saturday June 27
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures with Emmett because I forgot my camera in the car. But we got to meet his fiance, and it was a really nice visit. That evening Cahl went to hang out with his friends and I took the boys to the park and for a drive around town.
Tristan did really good riding the motorbike. He's had a lot of experience riding 4 wheelers since he was 4 or 5. Jasen on the other hand, not so much. He has had very little experience riding since we have gotten rid of all our 4 wheelers. He got on and held the throttle all the way open! He made a wide turn and then drove straight into a fence. The motorbike blew the bottom rail off the fence, and the second rail hit Jasen right in the helmet. He flew straight backwards and landed on his back and his helmet went flying. But amazingly, he only got a small bruise on his arm. And he was was more upset about not wanting to ride again than actually wrecking.
Monday June 29
Monday morning Cahl went golfing with his stepdad and I took the boys to another park for a while.
In the afternoon Cahl took the boys to the pool.
After they were all done at the pool, we met up with Gabrielle, Jared and Cole and went up to William's Lake. We took a boat and tube, and the boys all had so much fun riding! Tristan and Cole went together, Gabrielle and I took Jasen, the Gabrielle and I went, and finally Jared and Gabrielle went. I left my camera in the car, but we all had a great time.
Tuesday June 30
Tuesday morning we all piled into the car and drove around in the mountains. We drove up McDivitt Creek, along the ridge line and down into North Basin.
A natural spring
The view from the top of the ridge line
Cahl and I at the top
Looking down into North Basin
We stopped in the basin for a while to check out the BLM cabin and the boys played in the creek for a little bit.
All of us in front of the BLM cabin
Tristan and Jasen "fishing"
On the way back down the ridge, we stopped at an old cabin and looked around.
Tristan and Cole jumping in
Wednesday morning, Gabrielle, her dad and I went for a ride up in the hills above town. We didn't ride for too long, about 2 hours, but it was so fun. I haven't really been riding for about 8 years, and so it felt really good to be back in the saddle again!
Thursday July 2The Thursday night of the 4th of July weekend in Salmon is always the Western Playdays out at the fairgrounds. They start off doing horse races, and then fun games involving horses. The little kids do a stick horse race, a greased pig race, and more. Then the bigger kids (and adults) do games on horseback. The playday is one of the boys' favorite activities each year. they love the stick horse race and they love the pig chase even more! They promise me a new pet pig every year, but so far I haven't gotten one! I didn't get many pictures of all the races, but they had so much fun.
Jasen in the blue shirt stick horse racing
Friday July 3
Friday morning we took the boys to Kid's Creek pond to see the fish. They had fun feeding the ducks and looking at all the little minnows.
All my boys on the bridge
After we went to the pond, we headed downtown for the 4th of July parade. My parents and sister and niece all came to town to visit with us for the big weekend. So we watched the parade with them and then went to lunch.
Cahl and Hunter watching the parade
All the kids- Tristan, Jasen, Hunter and Paige
Sunday night we went out to dinner with Cahl's stepdad and his wife. It was really nice, and I am so glad that we were able to spend time with them.
Monday July 6
We headed home around 1am today. We met Cahl's cousins Stacey and Andy in Nephi Utah for breakfast. It was really sweet of them to drive up to meet us, and it was a nice break from driving.
And so we are home once again. It was a wonderful trip, and I can't wait for next year! I miss Salmon so much, but it also feels good to be in my own house, using my own washer and computer!