Sunday, September 30, 2012

We are Adventurous

 Most of our friends and family say that we are adventurous.  I think this weekend's trip is another proof of that statement.  We took an overnight float trip on the South Fork of the Snake River.  We took cousin Conner with us.
 The fall colors were gorgeous!  We enjoyed them very much as well as the beautiful cliff and canyon walls, and wildlife.  We saw several bald eagles! 
 One of my main concerns with going was whether we would stay warm enough.  Since our last backpacking adventure where I froze, I got a new, warmer sleeping bag and we were able to take an extra blanket this time since we had more room to pack it in the boat.  And I succeeded in staying warm all night.  It was a much better night than the last time when I froze and hardly slept any. 
 We had yummy food to eat like pork and beans, beef stew, chili.  And of course some snacks along the way.

 I really enjoyed the red/yellow/green colors everywhere!  It was so beautiful!

 Will and I took turns rowing the boat.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


 Will and I are always up for a good float down the river.  We got to go last weekend.  We had a great time and it is so awesome to enjoy nature in this way.  It was a beautiful day.

 Getting our fly rods ready to go.
The colors up the canyon were already starting to change!  That is one reason we love fall fishing.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Backpacking Trip 2012

 As a family tradition we go on a backpacking trip every summer.  We like to hike to high mountain lakes each time so that we can fish, too.  We love the beautiful scenery and fishing.  It is a nice way for us to remember how blessed we are at home to have such nice things, a warm home, nice bed to sleep on, and good food to eat.  It helps us remember the blessings in our lives, plus it also gives us a nice break from work and cell phones and other things like that.  We really enjoy just talking together and spending time together.  Hardly ever do we see anybody else when we pack in to these kinds of places, so it is very nice to be alone and enjoy the beautiful world together!
We also feel very blessed and fortunate to have healthy bodies so we can go and do fun things like this.