Friday, July 11, 2008

A drive in Logan Canyon

Debbie is my mother-in-law. She is one of the most beautiful women I have ever met, with a tender and sweet heart –who always wants to help people. Debbie actually volunteered with CAPSA for a while and received a recognition award from the state for her work. I love spending time with her. Well, she and Donny decided they want to go camping this weekend. “Donny wants to go high” she told me –which means FARTHER AWAY for me (the runner to and fro with babies, getting forgotten items, etc.). We took a spin up Logan Canyon yesterday afternoon looking for a good site. We drove pretty slowly, checking out every sign, turning into different grounds and scouring the tags posted at each site for dates and availability.... NADA!
After driving through Tony Grove (one of the prettiest parts of the canyon, in my opinion),

I was pretty nervous about gas (had just under 1/8th of a tank left), so we couldn’t go much “higher” –they were considering Sunrise Campground –at the top of the canyon before you begin the descent into Bear Lake. Well, we found some that were available at Guinavah-Malibu
but I guess Donny refuses to go there. *We can’t figure out why, I love that place! Oh, well. I think that after our 3-hour excursion, there will probably be no big family camp-out this weekend. It’s all for the best, though, as I have lots o’ plans with my family and Rachael’s chickfest birthday bash! It was awesome to spend the time with Debbie, though. We listened to a TON of my tunes and regardless of potential criticism (there was none) I was belting out the songs as I drove. I actually find driving therapeutic. As I looked at the 60K miles on my trusty Corolla, and knew I put pretty much every mile on this car, it’s all been quite enjoyable. I like to drive. Thanks for a great afternoon, Debbie, even if we don’t make it camping this weekend!


Kate said...

Pretty pictures! I think driving is therapeutic, too. I work out lots of stuff while driving. You should get a scooter... you'll like it even more.

Joni said...

Great pix! I have to agree about Tony Grove, it is my absolute most favorite place to go in Logan Canyon. If you haven't hiked from Tony's to White Pine Lake, I would highly recommend it!

~Jake, Brianna, Jocelyn, and Carter~ said...

Man, it is pretty up there! I miss it! We'll be back soon, though! Have I told you yet that I love that you have a blog?