Sunday, July 19, 2009

7/19/2009 - Hike to Stewart Falls

On Sunday, July 19, 2009, we went up to Sundance, rode the ski lift up and hiked down to Stewart Falls. It was a beautiful summer day, hot in the sun but cool in the shade.
The ride up the lift was as beautiful as always and I took lots of photos. I love going up to Sundance. It is so peaceful and so close to home. When we leave, I feel like I've been on a vacation! We hopped off the lift at the top and ran "as fast as you can to the right" as we were instruced by the ski lift operator! I still nearly got hit in the rear with the chair. Those things are designed to be skied off of, not run off of!
We got settled with our backpacks and bug spray and sunscreen and we started walking. The hiking went well and the trail was nearly overgrown in some spots.
We got down to the falls and it was beautiful! The water was really crashing down. We took a few photos and then Carson was ready to get in! He was surprised at how cold it was and he jumped right back out at first. But, he wanted to try again and eventually got used to the cold. We crossed over the falls and snacked on pretzels, bananas, almonds, yogurt raisins and granola bars.
I decided to get in then and play in the water with Carson. Chad soon followed and we all had a great time. Carson really loves water.
After drying off our feet and getting our socks and shoes back on, it was time to head back to Sundance. However, Carson still had wet feet because he had walked right through a stream and so his socks and shoes were soaked as well - he didn't care!
Rather than hiking back up to the lift, we went down. Hiking down gives you beautiful views of the falls. I turned around to take a photo at one point and as I turned around to start walking again, I FELL and it was very scary as one of my legs went down the hill! The other one stayed up, though and I stood back up but I was freaked for a moment!
We got back down to the bottom; the trail came out right near the base of the ski lift. After getting our traditional suckers from the Foundry Grill (Carson chose rainbow and I chose butterscotch today), it was time to head home.
What a great Sunday and a fun time spent with family!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009

Carson went to his first Cub Scout Day Camp today. It was held at Camp Jerimiah Johnson. They got to do rafting, bb guns, archery, water fun and lots of cool crafts.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11, 2009

Happy 34th Birthday Chad!

Lucky Chad, his birthday was on a Saturday this year! He had the day off and for his birthday, he wanted to drive up to Vivian Park and ride our bikes all the way from Vivian Park to our house. It was a great day and we all had a fun time. The only negative was that Carson had a crash but he was a real trooper and was very brave about it.

Later that night, we went to my Dad and Ginny's for a birthday dinner and birthday apple pie. I had made Chad a wacky chocolate cake the day before, so Tina made him an apple pie.

It was a great day. Best Wishes to Chad for a great year ahead!