In Utah we have a special holiday we celebrate every July 24th: Pioneer Day. It’s become a family tradition to spend the weekend of the 24th in Salt Lake City so we can enjoy the Days of ’47 events. It’s called the Days of ’47 because on July 24, 1847, Brigham Young arrived with the… Continue reading Celebrating Pioneer Day
Snow Canyon State Park is located near St George, Utah. We visited there for the first time last month when we went to see Shrek the Musical and Newsies at Tuacahn. Snow Canyon and Tuacahn are next door neighbors. The first trail we hiked was called Pioneer Names trail. This trail is short and sweet,… Continue reading Hiking Utah- Snow Canyon
Wind Cave trail is one of Logan Canyon’s hiking trails. I would call this is a moderate hike. It is a steady incline, but most of the trail is smooth and easy to navigate. It is 2 miles to the summit. The entire trail is narrow so we hiked single-file. It’s an ideal trail for… Continue reading Hiking Utah- Wind Cave Trail
Last week was our little town’s Black & White Days, so named for the Holstein cattle shows dating back to 1912. Apparently, this is the “longest running Holstein cattle show west of the Mississippi”. I didn’t take any photos of the Holstein. Tuesday-Friday held various cattle shows and other judging for 4-H and FFA. The… Continue reading Horse Pulls
Just kidding. For some reason I have the song line, “We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, the temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising, she certainly can can-can!” stuck in my head. Actually, we are in the middle of a winter storm warning and freezing rain. My oldest son and I have been braving… Continue reading We’re Having a Heat Wave!
Welcome 2017! Our white Christmas was the beginning of a winter wonderland here in northern Utah. I think the snow is gorgeous! Yesterday my husband drove me around our neighborhood so I could take these snowy pictures. They make me think of postcards. I love the little lanes some of our neighbors have. I had to… Continue reading New Year’s Snow