Friday, July 29, 2011

Island Park; Part 1

Island park is a special place for our family for several reasons but the fore runner of reasons is that is the place where the Ben and Jess story began. Yes, it was amongst pine trees, canoes and flowing rivers that we first had eyes for each other. Little did we know that 7 years down the road we would be married, have two kids, a crazy dog and a house that has a bazillion projects.

Our 11 hour drive really wasn't too bad. We had sore bottoms but really it could have been so much worse. We drove through an incredibly beautiful part of America; it was breathtaking I would have stopped to capture the beauty but the thought of making our journey any longer made me want to hibernate so I refrained. Here is what I took a picture of:

In Island Park there was an army of mosquitoes everywhere we looked; literally. Me and mosquitoes are arch enemies so I practically bathed in deet to scare away all of the tiny skeeters. When I die I will inquire why mosquitoes were created...As always my allergies showed up and tried to make me miserable; but lots of pills and a trip to the doctors for an injection in my bottom made life bearable and entertaining.

To the fun with the family.

Mesa Falls: HOT! Amazing falls, a cheeky little squirrel and a yummy picnic.

Cannoning: Totally awesome, saw a mother moose and her baby plus a bald eagle.

Geo Cashing: If you don't know what this is google it, super fun. We did a bunch the first few days. I am pretty excellent at finding the treasures, the boys though it was quite magical.

Fishing: Sadly, I didn't get to go...BOO. But the gentlemen did and had a couple good nights.

Old homes: My old home is still replaced but a smelly pony and Ben's parent's old cabin is in need of some TLC.

Big Springs: Still bubbling out of the ground and has lots of fish plus an extended family of ugly seagulls. People stop feeding the fish bread.

Running: Did this the first few days until I couldn't breath well enough, but it wonderful while it lasted.

Cabin fun: the boys played SO well inside and outside of the cabin. There were games of every kind; aliens, Disney, roller coasters, explorers, angry birds the live version, wrestling, hide and seek, making Valentine's, Christmas and of course showering with goggles on!

Wade Lake: Cold water, crawdads, pond making, sunshine, sand and at the end it got insanely windy quite like the scene in the Wizard Of Oz when Dorothy screams "Auntie Em, Auntie Em" and YES amongst the wind confusion I screamed these lines, it was awesome. Check out Jacks bum crack:



Michelle said...

I totally stole the Rex in the water one! That is awesome!

Kimberly Presbury said...

Looks like you had a brilliant time (other than the injection, yikes). Wonderful pictures, especially the close up of Ben and Jack. Super cute!

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