Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Little Hike - to the Cave

While my family was in town, one of our activities was to hike to the Timpanogos Caves.  Let me tell you - this is no easy hike too. 

You can get a better idea from this photo the starting and ending place.  So we're talking hiking up a big ole mountain. 

We just took lots of breaks along the way and the cousins cheered each other on.  But as you can see the trail is nicely paved - it's just steeeeep.

 There were also little signs along the way to keep us motivated.

We hiked at a slow and steady pace, until we made it to the top.

The entrance to the cave looked pretty amazing.

There are actually three caves but have all been connected - all discovered separately too.  It was very interesting and so cool to see the formations in the caves.

Luckily we decided to leave behind our 2-year old.  The trail would have been far too difficult for him and there was no way I could have carried him.  Also, with no guard rail - we might have lost him over the edge.  But this guy was a trooper and made it up and back like it was a walk in the park.

In the end it was well worth the climb - although coming down might have been even worse. My legs were just spaghetti when we got to the bottom. What a beautiful sight though - if you live in Utah and haven't been to the caves you should definitely consider this fun adventure.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Metal Bucket

Well I've been on blog vacation for the last couple weeks since we had lots of family in town.  Things can get pretty crazy when you have 18 + people staying at your house - so needless to say, I haven't had much time to work on any projects.  But things are winding down now, so I hope to share some fun projects with you.  Before all our company arrived the end of June, I stumbled upon the cutest metal bucket at Ross.

Plus for only $3.00 I thought it was a pretty good deal.

I added a little fake greenery I had on hand.

Then put it up on our entertainment center.

Perfect for our Americana display.

Lil' Luna