Saturday, January 31, 2009

Family, Photos, Fun........

We've got both the "kids" in Grand Junction this week, and it's been so much fun! Jessica is visiting from Alaska and Craig is back from Denver, after finishing up culinary school at Cook Street School of Fine Cooking.

I have several photos to share, since we've been busy taking some nice day trips. We took a drive out Escalante Canyon Road, stopping by Captain Smith's cabin. This is a very interesting historical site with spectacular views. I've posted pictures of this before, so won't add too many of this site. Of course, Warren and I each had to pose with our daughter!


We've all been in traffic jams, but how often do you get in a "cattle jam"? We enjoyed watching this cattle drive, especially since we own herding dogs. It was interesting to watch the dogs at work! They don't let those cows stop for anything!Speaking of spectacular views.....Warren, Jess and I took a hike to Fisher Towers. This is located on Utah highway 128, which is the back road to Moab. Since we wanted to make a few more stops on our day trip, we decided to hike to the half way point of this trail. We will most definitely go back to finish what we started. I sometimes wonder why we humans build huge cathedrals, when nature provides such spectacular places to worship the creator......... just something I ponder.....




Jessica aptly named this the Dr. Seuss spire.............

I've always wanted to be tall and skinny, so couldn't resist taking this "self portrait"! Look at those long legs! Ha!After our hike at Fisher Towers, we headed to Gemini Bridges near Moab, Utah. Warren and I mountain biked this trail several years ago, so thought it would be fun to drive the Jeep this time. Here is a picture of one of the "bridges". Pretty amazing sight, but I sure didn't want to get too close to the edge!

Here is the view from the "bridge". The contrast between the desert and the snow covered mountains is so dramatic..........


Warren and his toy.........
Back home with the kids. The neighbors must think we're crazy.... sitting outside in January! Those crazy Alaskans..........


Jessica heads back to Alaska today, where the temperature is showing about 5*. I wish I could pack some of this Colorado weather in her suitcase! I'm going to miss her!

2 comments:

Deb H said...

Well, we do have sunshine today in Anch., but it is chilly. It looks like it may be a little bit warmer where you are.

What beautiful scenery. My stomach did a flip-flop though, when you mentioned "THE EDGE".

It's always nice to have the kids visit, isn't it.

roxanestoner said...

Thank you Nancy for this little Colorado trip I just took this morning with my morning tea. That sheer mountain is breath taking. Can't wait to experience it first hand. I love the Dr Seuss' Mountain, perfect name. I know what you mean about nature's cathedrals. Makes me believe in those moments. See you soon.