Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bob The Builder

This morning we went to Lowes to the Kids Build activity where T and R constructed school buses. We weren't late, but all of the table were occupied, so we found a spot on the floor!

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Football Cleveland

Friday Night Lights...

The first game of the season is always exciting...

especially when your team wins!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Senior Luncheon

Today was the first "official" activity at the new new property for FBC. A wonderful meal was served to around 300 people! The move from the current church downtown will take place in September. Here are some pictures from today's luncheon...

Here are some pictures from around the building...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday

Today is Wednesday and normally, during the school year, we have had Tripp on this day. But, he is now at Pre-K at the FLC everyday. Everyone is really bummed about it...especially Big Mike! I guess that means no CiCis for lunch either! Life goes on...we all have new routines and schedules, but some just take a little getting used to. Maybe we could consider "home schooling" on Wednesdays!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Payneo

Our eldest...grandson, that celebrating his 14th birthday. I can't believe that we have a grandchild who is that old and is even taller than I am!


Home Again

Yesterday was a travel day... and we were finally back in our little abode around 11:30 p.m.

We had a great trip and we glad you were able to join us!

Keep checking back, there's always something happening in our world!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 11, 2010

This morning everyone walked and then we had breakfast. After getting cleaned up for the day, Mike and I went back to the genealogy computers and were able to fill in some missing information. J and D went shopping and were able to get some good deals.

We had lunch in the condo and then went to Dixie State College where the Dean of the English Dept. gave us a tour of the campus. He had sat beside us at one of the plays last week. We certainly did enjoy seeing the various buildings and hearing about the school. We forgot the camera, so no pictures of this outing.
Back to the condo to get out of the 100 degree weather. We ate supper before we headed to Tuachan for the outdoor performance of Tarzan.

The country singer was outside the stage to entertain people while they waited.
Time to go in to see Tarzan...

The stage is set in the side of these beautiful red cliffs...

They actually flood the stage at the beginning of the play from the waterfall. Tarzan flew from the cliffs down to the stage!

This was a great way to finish off a wonderful trip.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This morning we ate a quick breakfast before we went for a Living History Tour which took us to several places where historical characters shared information with us.
Then we came back for a lunch of salads and turkey sandwiches and then J, D, and I went to get a massage. Mike opted to stay at the condo and take a nap!!
We drove up to Pine Valley which is a lovely community up in the mountains where it was much cooler. This is an LDS church that has been in continuous service since the 1860s. We were fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of the church. The man who constructed the church was a shipbuilder. This meant that the church attic was built in a manner that he upside down ship. We then went to a part of the Dixie National Forest...
On the way out of Pine Valley, we came across several cows that were along the road and out of their fields.
We got another view of Snow Canyon...this one from the top compared to the one the other day that was in the valley.
Back in St. George, we went to a Mongolian BarBQue and enjoyed a different supper that we each put together.
Mike and I went to the Family History Library to do some genealogy while J and D took a walk. The Library is across the street from the St. George Temple.
Another great day in the desert and the mountains.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

This morning we walked, ate breakfast, and sat outside where this little fellow entertained us for a while along with a lizard that we couldn't get a picture of. (I know that you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition!) After a quick trip to the outlet mall, we came back for the condo for a delicious lunch that J put together. Of course, I had to cut my corn off of the cob so I could eat it with my braces.
Then we went back to Silver Reef so we could specifically go the the museum that was open today. This is a strong box that was used on stagecoaches and trains to transport money and other valuables.
We went to the west entrance to Zion National Park which is Kolob Canyons.
We have been to Zion several times but not from this direction. The scenery is spectacular!
We walked on this trail that took us to a point where we could see as far as the North rim of the Grand Canyon. Along the way we saw this squirrel who was vigorously eating immature pine cones on the ground as well as in the tree. He, too, entertained us for a while.
A view along the way...
a self-portrait...
a silhouette...
When we got back to the parking lot, we had a picnic of snacks and then drove back to St. George. Another good day in the desert.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

This morning we took a walk in the hills that was a different direction from yesterday and walked by a gorgeous golf course. After breakfast in the condo, we went to church. It was a small congregation but very friendly and welcoming. We ate a delicious lunch of chopped Mexican salad, stir-fried veggies, and turkey. For dessert, we had watermelon.
We drove to Silver Reef which is about 15 miles north of St. George. It was founded when silver was discovered about 1870. the silver played out in the early 1900s and the town is now essentially a ghost town. What is left of Silver Reef is old equipment, some stone building walls, and closed mine shafts.
There were 2 cemeteries at Silver Reef...Protestant and Catholic. There are many graves that date back to the early 1870s including some 60 that are marked Unknown. there are a couple of fairly recent burials in the cemetary as well. This is one of our favorites!Everywhere we went in the area, the scenery was spectular.

We drove back to St. George and HAD to stop at the In-N-Out Burger...

the menu never changes...

and the burgers are wonderful!