(Literally, there are rocks there.... )
Last week I got back from a trip to Utah. It had been probably 12 years since I have been there to visit. We flew into Salt Lake and then rented a 2010 Chrysler 300 to drive down to Southern Utah. We went to a Riding Family reunion in Panguitch Lake. We stayed in a cabin and hung out on a ranch owned by Andrea’s Aunt and Uncle. We hiked, visited, ate good food, and played with kids.
Andrea drinking from the spring at the Ranch
We got to check out Bryce Canyon with everyone from the reunion. The views were amazing! We went to several look out points, did a little hiking and had lunch. As we were eating lunch, a lightning and thunderstorm rolled in. We finished eating in the cars and some of us waited it out while others headed back to the ranch. After about half an hour, we were back to walking around and seeing the amazing viewpoints.
Kelly, Terese, Scott, Andrea, Stephanie, Jay, Aiden, Paul
At Andrea’s Aunt Denise’s place we had an impromptu talent show. There was silliness, laughter, and an all around good time.
We visited Temple Square and I even got a private tour of the Conference Center.
We swam and hung out a lot in Denise’s pool. Even went for a midnight swim one night.
(Not Really thier pool)
I went to lunch with a friend from my mission. I hadn’t seen Aaron Freeman since 2003. We had a good time talking about the mission and catching up.
We drove up into the canyon and hiked at Silver Lake on our last full day in Salt Lake. It was beautiful.