10 results found for October, 2011

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

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For the last month I’d been admiring billboards around town about the buffalo roundup that takes place every fall at Antelope island, so without really thinking about it, we booked a campsite and planned to bike tour to the island for the weekend. I suppose I hadn’t really considered the weather implications of taking a tour during […]

Angels Landing

Angels Landing

It was a very long night back at camp with wind rusting our rain fly and my terrible cough that I’ve been fighting for weeks.  I felt like I hadn’t slept a wink when we heard Ben’s parents break camp at 6 AM and head home. Left on our own, Ben and I debated quite […]

Star Trails

Star Trails

Back at camp, we got the tents set up and after a fair bit of discussion, mustered up some pretty basic dinner before we got right back on the shuttle.  We’d been told that the canyon had some of the best stars anywhere since there is no light pollution.  We were the only people on the […]

Hidden Canyon

Hidden Canyon

Since Bree hadn’t ever seen a lot of the main attractions at Zion National Park, our shuttle ride down the canyon included a stop at Weeping Rock.  Weeping Rock has a notoriously short walk to the rock ledge which drips a continuous flow of water from the rock. The rock is fine for a visit, […]

Zion Narrows in October

Zion Narrows in October

In an effort to cheat the cold weather which is looming ever more ominously as we near the end of fall, Bree and I have made it a tradition to take a camping trip in Southern Utah toward the end of the season.  This year, we decided to take a weekend at Zion National Park […]

Shark Bait (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Shark Bait (Viewer Discretion Advised)

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One of the greatest things about living where we live (and my parents living where they live) is that we can cruise on up to their house pretty much exclusively on a paved bike trail.  On one such day Bree and I rode up to their house for dinner. As we rode, we approached a […]

Fall Family Photos

Fall Family Photos

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After waking up today and preparing my lesson for gospel doctrine, Bree and I both got ready for church, brainstorming ideas for our next big adventure.  As we walked out the door, Bree took one look at me and with a big eye roll gave me a “not again”.  Ever since we got married, we […]

Too Much Dirt

Too Much Dirt

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We have now been back from Europe longer than we were gone.  When we first arrived at home, we would catch ourselves looking at our blog in order to remind ourselves that we actually did go.  It seriously felt like we had never left.  Now, however, three months later, it seems appropriate and prudent to […]

Wild West

Wild West

We woke up early Sunday morning after a light drizzle and fairly cold night not far from Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park.  The morning was crisp, and we were excited to go for a short hike and drive before heading home to get ready for another grand week of work. I was not […]

Bear Hunt

Bear Hunt

Ben: Bree and I have been talking about escaping for a weekend in the Grand Tetons ever since we have returned from our dirt trip.  With the weather turning colder and the campsites within the Grand Teton National Park closing up for the year, we had one more chance before the snow rendered our visit […]