Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This Desert Life
After a long month of working on remodeling the duplex to get it ready for renters (Brandon did most of the work), we were SOOO ready to get away for a weekend. The weather is finally warm and it was the perfect time to go camping in the desert. We drove a couple hours south to the San Rafael Swell and had the best time! The dogs had so much fun and did really well for their first camping trip!
On Friday night when we got there it was dark so they didn't quite see what they were getting in to. We pulled way too many cactus quills out of their poor little paws. Cole and Zoey were also quite excited to sleep in the tent with us. That was fun until the sun came up early in the morning- then they wanted to be on the go. We hiked in the canyon around the San Rafael river, and got in and swam around a bit too. Cole LOVES to swim, but Zoey- not so much. And she's the one with the webbed feet!
On one of the huge red rock canyon walls is a large pictograph panel dating back at least 2000 years. It was drawn by native indians and very interesting to see. Several years ago it was vandalized, but fortunately has since been restored. If I had lived back then, I'd want to live in those beautiful canyons too. I love Utah and all the different areas to enjoy the outdoors. Especially when I have my best friend to enjoy it with!