Posts Tagged ‘Lake Powell’

Marcy and Russ at Lake Powell - Oct. 2009There is always something magical about going to Lake Powell.

Some of our best memories (Marcy’s and Mine) as kids are from this great place.

The weather is usually warmer than it is at home, and the water is always inviting (though not so much in March).

Seems like we could go on forever talking about that one time at Lake Powell, or remember the trip when…..

We are hoping that our kids will cherish similar memories as they grow up and always remember the good times with family.

However, there comes a time when it is so good to just leave the kids home and see this magical place in a whole new light.

Marcy and Russ at Forgotton Canyon RuinsWe finally made a short trip without them. Yes, this is the first time that we have done this since Marcy and I have been married.

Seems weird, waking up, having coffee, sitting around in a chair on the back deck of the houseboat, literally doing nothing. Walk inside, mostly quiet, kind of boring (missing the kids maybe just a  little).

No, “Dad, will you take us wakeboarding?” or “Will you pull us on the tube?” or perhaps “Will you take us on the water weinee?”

Just mostly silence and peace (and quite – is that the same as silence? I think I already mentioned that one.)

That is, until the wind starts to blow.

Always seems that way, the most peaceful places can also be the most unforgiving.

The wind decided to blow all day….harder and harder as the day progressed. Dang I hate the wind, especially when I am in a boat.

Oh well, still no nagging, crying, whining (except maybe for a little from Matt and Ryan – whining)

Put out another anchor line or two, sit back and wait it out.

It was a great trip anyways, though always too short.

Even more memories created at this special place called Lake Powell and we look forward to many more.

Chase As many of you know, my little Chase is one of a kind. This picture and the story will tell it all. We work up one morning and were all just hangin around and Chase walked into the cabin of the house boat looking like this. He had walked past his cousin Lauren’s bag and seen her swim top just sitting there. He thought it would be funny to try it on and see why girls like them. He went a little further when he found a couple of loufa’s sitting on the back counter.  He came in strutting his stuff and made everyone laugh of course, he can swing those hips like no other. LOL  It wasn’t long before the other 3 boys caught on and went with Aunt Brit and raided her bag for some more tops. They decided this was a fine time for a talent show.Chase and the gang

Don’t they make the cutest group of girls?  Brit put them on the back deck and they did the Cha Cha dance for all of us.  Gage and Garrett take dance and they have some really good moves, my boys on the other hand, did not get the dancing jean from me and were not really sure what this was all about. These are the times you are glad to have camera’s and video, these pics will come in handy in the future for some good blackmail!

Hole in the Rock

Hole in the RockSo,  this was one of the neatest things I seen this summer. I have been to Lake Powell so many times that I can’t even count them and I have never seen this until now. It is amazing to think that the Pioneers actually made this work. We hiked up the 3/4 miles to see the sign that told the story of how 250 men, women and children climbed down this trail with over 100 horses and wagons. No one was killed and there were only minor injuries.

Hole in the RockThe hike up it was a little scary and steep, plus the sand was really loose and the trail was all over the place.  It is always so different to look up and see the trail coming down but once I was half way up there,  it gave me a whole new perspective on what all those people went through. They made this trip in January so they didn’t have to fight the heat, but the slick rock and sand would have been enough to fight.

It was fun to take the boys up here and show them what the Pioneers had to go through to make it through this area of Utah. It took Hole in the Rockthem over 6 weeks to blast the mountain and make sure everyone made it down safely.  It is always fun to actually get to teach the kids something while you enjoy time with family, usually it is all play. Just look at the view from 3/4 miles up the mountain. Hole in the Rock