Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Havasupai round 2

This year's Havasupai trip was a dream.
We took a helicopter into the canyon

Best decision I've ever made.
For real.
If you are on a 10 mile (each way) backpacking trip and
there is an option to take a 3 minute helicopter ride instead,
always opt for it.
You won't regret it.

But take a good picture of your humongous backpack
so you still look as hard core as last year.

This is our Campsite. We slept in trees under the stars.
It rained at least once everyday we were there.
So we we're soooo loving our ponchos
and hammock covers made by Preston

He is a problem solving genius.
We had a blast.
Hiking, eating, cave exploring, swimming,
cliff jumping, the works
And, yes, we accidentally wore matching outfits.

We filled our water bottles from waterfalls
you could straight drink from

Teal water like nowhere i've ever seen before.
Havasupai is such a beautiful place.
I love love it all.

Havasupai, I love you and now that I don't actually have to hike to get to you, I think i'll see you again next year, and the year after that and the year after that.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A rescue story

Preston and I were swinging in our hammock
when we saw a bright yellow smiley face scamper across the lawn.
It was this guy.

Really, owner of turtle? a smiley face?

After we decided that it wasn't any of our neighbors' pet
Preston scooped him up in a cooler and we took him to the pond.

He ran to the water and dove in.
He was like the happiest turtle i've ever seen
and not just because of his yellow back tat.

We felt like one million dollars the rest of the day.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th and the 5th

We spent the 4th at the Rexburg parade which is always a dream.

Candy, The fire truck hose full blast in the streets, ladies walking on horses backs, Chevron gas station workers doing choreographed dances to Grease Lightning...We got the good stuff this year.
We headed to IF for fireworks with our friends the Brady's.

I love love love the 4th of July. First cause the fireworks (and Idaho Falls has one of the best shows in ever), and second cause when it turns midnight it's my birthday, which I super love.

So now it's my birthday! 27. Whoa. We woke up and rode bikes all around our little town, packed our backpacks and now we're headed off to this little dream land. For real. I love me some Havasupai