Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lake Powell Fun!

We were able to go on a little vacation this week! WooHoo!

We left Saturday early in the AM and arrived at Lake Powell that morning. We stayed until Wednesday mid-morn. My family has vacationed there every year as long as I can remember. It's so much fun! Although it can be pretty scary, too, if the weather is bad. This trip we endured some pretty strong wind at bed time every night, but that was the worst of it. It caught us off guard the first night and actually broke one of our tent poles. (Did I mention that I just bought this tent for Matt for Father's Day? Piece of crap!)
After that we were ready for it, though.

We had a lot of fun! We swam a whole lot. We also jumped some small cliffs, rode the hotdog and tubes, and wake boarded. We even had a King of the Hill contest. We didn't go out and see a lot of sites or canyons like we usually do, due to gas prices.
The kids love to go camping and sleep in a tent. They all loved the water, too. Their worst complaint was always sunscreen. They hate sunscreen! The boys loved riding on the hot dog. We actually even got the girls out there on the hot dog. Ellie loved it! She was all smiles and she kept saying, "Whee!" Abbie was less enthusiastic and cried the whole time. Oh well.

We shared our campsite with a few toads, tons of fish, dozens of lizards, and a scorpion. On day 2 my brother-in-law came across this unexpected visitor.
Yep, it's a rattler. In all our years at Lake Powell, we've never come across one of these until this year. Scary!

We had a great trip! And fortunately, we made it home without any major sunburns or injuries!!:)

Jaime Sig


Jocasta said...

Love your pictures - how did you stick them in that frame?

Connie said...

How fun!! I love all the photos of the twins crashed. And the way you put them together is so cool!!

angie said...

I went to Lake Powell EVERY summer as a child and have some of the best memories there. I NEVER saw a rattler. And I'm glad. The trip sounds so successful! :)

JP's MOM said...

What a fun trip!

TONYA said...

So that's where you've been hiding. I was wondering why I hadn't seen blog posts. I've never been there. I wanna go.

I would have seriously freaked seeing a rattler.

Your photos are gorgeous, what a fabulous time you had.

Good & Crazy said...

Do you know I've never been to lake powell? I drove over the Dam once though?

And snakes? Not for me thanks.

Chelsea said...

Your a fast poster. This is the first I've looked since we've been back. I like how you did the pics, you need to show me how to do all that cool stuff. Will you email me some of the powell pics?

girlytwins said...

Your pics are fantastic! It looks like SO much fun. We are going on our first 'camping trip' this weekend and you give me hope for tons of fun.

Laurie said...

Okay the snake is a bit scary. Oh my gosh I would have been running! I LOVE the pics. How cool is that in the frames. Please tell the secret to that. I am glad you had a fun time.

I want to thank you for all of your support as well!! Means a great deal to me.

Are You Serious! said...

♡ WHat a fun trip! Cute pictures!

Laura said...

I am so seriously scared of snakes that seeing that snake made me feel sick. I cannot even look at it. I was all for going to Lake Powell (never been) until I saw that! Seriously I am FREAKED! The rest of the pictures are totally amazing, the snake not so much! Glad everyone was okay!

Stephanie said...

I'm with Laura...sick in the stomach from the snake!

Love the scrapbook pages and seriously impressed with your quick turn around!