Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A trip with a Gypsy… or… I love this teepee livin’ !

The trip to Cedar Breaks wasn't all bad and no good… Referring to the “Gnome Incident”… The scenery was awesome!

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The way the rocks had eroded over time lets you stand there for a while with your mouth open in awe before you even think about getting your camera out…

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The mountain in the back ground is Brian Head… Gealyn is the photographer on all the photos here… She posted on Brian Head and you can see it HERE

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We saw a lot of flowers there. My favorite though by far were the Columbine…

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This Mountain Bluebell is really nice too!

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One of the times where I was standing… Just looking…

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While we were there, I started working on my Jr. Ranger book. It’s fun and you get to act like your smarter than a fifth grader…

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Getting my book signed by Ranger Brandon. He gave a Ranger Talk about lightning. I thought he did a great job!

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Getting sworn in… Check out the Ranger… Good times! He was having as much fun as I was…

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So after a wonderful time at the visitors center with some great people, we went up there…

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To see this… Cedar Breaks from the look out at Brian Head…

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And this is the hole that the Gnome Guy was climbing in and out of…

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This is the best hotel on earth! It’s got wheels and it can go where ever you want, almost…

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After we left Brian Head we headed into the forest to look for a spot to camp for the night… That’s when we were met by at least 2000 sheep… They just kept coming and coming… They were led by two white dogs, and followed up my two black and white dogs and two cowboys, or sheep herders should I say. Quite a responsible job actually…

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It was a wonderful day and we got to enjoy a wonderful sunset at the end of it!

I would like to thank my sweetie Gaelyn for showing me new places that I would never have seen otherwise… And also for her loving kindness…

                                                                I am what I am


  1. Mike this is a lovely post and I am glad that you appreciate Gaelyn. I have never met her, other than through her blog, but she seems the sort of person I would get on with very well. I would just love her job. I used to work for a wild life research vet in what used to be Rhodesia, and I loved my time out in the 'bush'. Keep up the great work. Diane

  2. I really enjoyed our visit to Cedar Breaks. It's so much more fun to share these amazing place than visit alone. Thanks honey. And I'm still very sorry that Gnome Guy decided to dance on a high wall in a strong wind and left this world.

  3. Nice and funny blog post. Sounds like you are in LOVE! So glad Gaelyn has you to love her and vice versa!

  4. Those are some very lovely views, both the photos and your thoughts on them. I haven't done any junior ranger things yet, I didn't know until last year that adults could do them too.

  5. I have no idea what a Junior Ranger book is, but I really really want one.

  6. Congrats on getting started with the Jr. Ranger book; it does sound fun and educational. Looks like you were surrounded by gorgeous scenery and I enjoyed the pictures of the Columbines and sheep too.

  7. Mike: Nicely told and shown, keep working on those Jr. Ranger test and maybe someday you will pass the big one.
    BTW: I'm eating lunch and visiting you (two things). Just maybe I'm in awe of the crappie and can't take photos. You should have seen how I felt on Friday when the camera was in the truck and the birds flew right above and landed beside me.

  8. All I can say is, "Yes!" Completely.

  9. You guys are two peas in a pod, you and Gaelyn. This is so wonderful, your post. Congrats on your Jr. Ranger thingie - that is so cool! Wonder if they have that program here? Hm... LOVE THIS!

  10. Thanks for your thoughts on my blog today. Meant a lot to me, friend.