Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cedar City LDS Temple Open House

We were able to tour the new temple in Cedar City 50 miles north of St. George. It's beautiful inside and out. Dan, Tina and family joined us for a special family outing.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Returning home to UTAH through Idaho and Nevada

Talk about a quick trip 1200 miles in three days. That's eight hours a day. Hubby was the driver, I enjoyed the scenery plus a few naps and the opportunity to talk about future dreams of a summer place away from the heat of St. George. Thought we'd found the right place in Orofino, Idaho but someone else put an offer down before we even got there to see the place. So, will try again in Spring after the threat of winter snow is over.

Snake River in our rear view window
Storm coming and it was cold and windy

Houses on top of cliffs looking down at the Snake River
I imagine it's very windy up there overlooking the fields below
Some green growth but most everything has stopped awaiting winter
Heading home on our third day of constant travel
Beautiful sunrise
Peaceful fields with cattle grazing
Back to Nevada with its snow covered mountain ranges
Never ending roads in Nevada but with little traffic

Saturday, November 11, 2017

On the ROAD Idaho

Going to check out another possible summer place near Orofino Idaho before the snowflakes start and winter is here.
Beautiful desert scenery in every direction on a lovely Indian Summer day
Solar energy is quite popular in these windy valleys
Not many cars on the deserted highways and no freeway traffic
Dusting of snow on the high mountain peaks of Nevada
Deer overpass, if they can just learn to use!
Shadow of our car passing an Idaho homestead
This is Idaho near Twin Falls...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New Adventures Everyday

My Daughers of Utah Pioneers group went to our St. George family history library last Monday and experienced their Discovery Center where you can log into on an I-Pad then hook that into a large touch scene to make new discoveries about your ancestors. It was fascinating. Only two Discovery Centers are open thus far in SLC and St. George. Although you can visit this BYU website to discover famous people you are related to. See

DUP Group eager to find our roots
Better photo but I can't access it, see next photo.
I only have a dumb phone but would love to have this photo if you can find it for me.
This station let you see your family tree and more
See your ancestor and a timeline of history he lived through
Fun station that let your face appear on an ancestor's costume
We were all fascinated,
I found out how I'm related to Brigham Young
We also discovered how we are related to others in our group.
We quickly spent and hour and a half just looking.

Discovered how I'm related to lots of famous people, oousins removed....

Friday, November 3, 2017

November FALL trip to North Idaho

After a few days rest at home after our Texas trip, hubby was ready to head to Northern Idaho to see the fall colors. So flew from St. George to Salt Lake City to Spokane, Washington then rented a car to drive 120 miles to Bonners Ferry above Sandpoint, Idaho. The views were spectacular but it was cold like freezing in the mornings, but no snow yet and some sunshine.

Checking out Perkins Lake on a rickety walkway
Great place for fishing and exploring in warmer times
Love the autumn colors, yellows are Larch trees who lose their needles
Idealic farm scene with historic barn and outbuildings are everywhere
Tree farm is planted in a cleared field, lots of trees fill the landscape
Horse peacefully grazing
Looking for wildlife, lots of wild turkeys all over
McArthur Lake with boat ramp and fishing dock
Historic structures everywhere on the many country roads
Beautiful Selkirk mountains surround this area with fresh snow
Finally found a moose at the Rusty Moose lodge in Spokane, Wash.
Time to head home to the land of sunflowers-warm St. George, Utah!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Returning from Texas to Nevada then Utah

Great Texas BBQ with Allen's daughter: l-r Sarah, Katherine and Alicia

Gatesville High School 1962 graduating class

Our host's little ranch with his own lake and lots of cattle
Sunset in Texas
Classmates visit and renew old friendships

Friday, October 20, 2017

Las Vegas to TEXAS

Meeting the daughters in Texas, it was a long day of travel...
Texas here we come
Las Vegas traffic-heavy duty
View of city from airport
Taking off on Frontier Airlines
Lots of clouds

Texas a few hours later