Thinking about Utah



Utah Update

This weekend of fun was increased by the additions of my sister Stephanie and her boyfriend Tom.  We had a lovely time at home, in Zion, and then in Snow Canyon (near St. George).  We are getting sad already that we only have one weekend left of Utah awesomeness.  But it will be good to get back to the real world as well. I guess?

Emerald Pools waterfalls

Emerald Pools waterfalls - Zion National Park utah_zion2_1
Zion’s rocks and waterfalls

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Utah update: Bryce and Zion

We had a really great week last week- with three friends here we worked during the days, sled, cooked, ate huge meals, and made ringtones at night.  For Oliver’s birthday we all took the day off and went to Bryce after a huge breakfast.   Food plays a big part in our lives if you can’t tell and so far, the one downside of Utah has been the restaurants.  Granted, we’ve only been to three. And every restaurant we go looking for from the guidebook has been closed.

As we entered a typical steak place on Saturday, a large family one by one looked over at us.  Then we were of course seated right next to them.  The father repeated about three times in a loud voice, “You know, every time you see a VW bus, I can guarantee there is a guy with facial hair and a girl with braids in it.”

We weren’t quite sure what that meant, but we did know it was directed at us.  I don’t think he understood the subtle difference between a regular flannel shirt and a neon flannel shirt. Anyways, some pictures:



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Working from our new home in Utah

So we’re up and running in Utah and it’s pretty nice.  This morning we went on an early morning snowshoe before work.  I thought I would give you a litte snapshot.

Our cozy home

Our cozy home

Oliver setup our desk.  He gave me the window, but also glare.  I still feel like I won.

Oliver setup our desk. He gave me the window, but also glare. I still feel like I won.

View from my "office"

View from my "office"

snowshoeingThis is the road to the house. A *little* muddy.
An early snowshoe and the muddy, muddy road that leads to our house.

It’s nice out here: The drive to Utah

We spent the past couple of days driving out to our new (for one month) home in Utah.  Our country has a lot of space. And though some people complain about the 5, I personally love it in the spring.  It’s a patchwork of different color blooming trees.  And all the recent rain in California brought super green hills and wide swaths of blooming wildflowers in orange and yellow.

Blooms on the 5

Blooms on the 5

green hills

green hills

Orange! California poppies?

Orange! California poppies?

Camping at Cottonwood Cove, NV   Lake Mead in the background

Camping at Cottonwood Cove, NV Lake Mead in the background

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