Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Now Back To The Original Conversation


Before Levi went down and my emotional fall out we were talking about our vacation and hiking on these amazing rocks and canyons.


These look like a stack of pancakes to me.  With broccoli on top.  I hear in some countries that that is a delicacy.  I prefer syrup and whip cream.


This is what hiking in 112 degrees looks like.


A balloon always makes 112 degrees better and more tolerable.  Who in their right mind hikes in 112 degree weather????


I'd like my stack of pancakes with a Mr. C on top please?  Or maybe they are chocolate scoops of icecream!  Mmmm, we could have used some icecream about then.


What amazed me was how some of the mountains were this smooth almost lava looking flowy rock and then the mountain right next to it would be all rough and jagged.


Like this!  Anyone see a rainbow?  If I were a better photographer you would have no problem seeing the rainbow in the rock with all of the different colors in the arch but I'm not so use your imagination.  While you're at it, you can imagine leprechauns dancing under the arch and unicorns hiding in the broccoli.  I mean, scrub oak.


Amazing what wind and rain can do to rock.


When it is 112 degrees out and you come across some water falling from the rocks up above, you dunk your  head in it.  Then you realize you're wearing a white blouse so you dunk only the back of yourself because one must be modest so that later in the day you can undo every ounce of modesty you've tried to maintain by falling into a river completely soaking yourself.

If this should happen to you, stay in the water submerged up to your neck and while laughing, tell everyone to stay away.  Call your oldest son over and make his strip off his t-shirt.  Then, try to take off your blouse as you continue to try to stay submerged under water only to get caught in another current which continues to sweep you downstream while you're topless sending you right into the path of other hikers who are cooling off in the same river.

Not that this happened to me, I'm just saying......... if you ever get caught in this sort of a situation.... is all I'm saying.......  just trying to be helpful here.


How do they grow up so fast?  Someone please make the wringing of my heart stop!  My womb feels shriveled.........


Oh blessed cooling water!  Apparently earlier in the year this is a roaring waterfall.  When we saw it, it was just a tinkle.


I love the bond these two have............  Mr. J has his own bed.  Every morning I find that Mr. J has crawled into Mr. M's bed.  Yesterday when I went to wake them up I found them a tangled mess.  Couldn't tell arms from legs from whose was whose.  Their lives meshed and running/tumbling together much like the rocks and sands in this photo.

19 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Sorry to hear about Levi. I promised him he could come play at my house when we got back from Idaho.

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    1. He's doing great! I loved your photos from Idaho. G told us about his tumble in the river. :) We don't bounce like we used to do we!!?? :D I'm so glad your Jacob is back. Two years is a long time I am thinking. Thinking more and more lately. :D

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  2. How amazing is a God who can invent such incredible beauty???? Sorry it was so hot! Yikes....feeling the heat here at the beach this week, too. Being brave.

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    1. I know! It is just mind boggling. I actually didn't take too many photos because I knew I couldn't capture the essence and majesty of it. The scope was too much so I just sat and looked through my eyes and marveled........ and wished for some shade...... :)

      Carry on brave one. Dip your toes in the water and cool off!

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  3. So you did the whole "guess where we are" in the original conversation, but I've not seen any answers......other than canyons...pancakes and broccoli.

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    1. Laughing. This is so typical of me. Guess I better answer the question hadn't I? :D

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    2. Lame. So Lame. You Suck Pancake syrup.

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    3. :D I so love messin' with ya!

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  4. Hi Rachel, I would very much like to send your little girl the pink purse if you would email me your address.

    Nancy

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    1. Oh Nancy........ words can't express. She'll not only like the purse. She'll love it!! Thank you.... thank you...... thank you......

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  5. Rachel, I love you!
    Awesome pictures. Broccoli and leprechauns In one picture is pretty fantastic :D
    As far as you NOT floating down the river.... Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah :D

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    1. Yeah. You laugh!! That's okay. I was laughing too. It really was funny.

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  6. Beautiful shots. The wind/rock was spectacular. The story of what you didn't do was pretty hilarious - how do you get yourself into these things??? But I'm glad you didn't drown on top of everything else. I didn't mean to say, "top", just a slip of the tongue - And yes, they are massive now, those boys. And WHY were we hiking in 112 degree weather? We don't have enough good sweat down here in the valley for you?

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    1. Yes, that is a good question. How DO I get myself into the things that I do!!??

      Hiking in 112 because that was what it was and we were there so....... we hiked! You can't be somewhere like this and not go and see. Although I do have to say, air conditioning where we were staying never felt better!

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  7. Spectacular! And you sure *don't* find youself in the craziest misadventures. Good info to store away for future reference. I mean, you never really know, right?

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    1. Exactly! You never know! I'm just giving you 'food storage' for practical life situations should others find themselves in them! Because these sort of things could happen to anyone right?

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  8. You really HAD ME with that river story, oh you mischievous gal!

    Don't you 'diss' your talent in photography. These shots are marvelous. Visual candy, for certain.

    I can't believe you'd hike in such blistering heat. I barely make it to the mailbox with the kind of heat we've had up north and that's nothing compared to down south in Zions. You Rubows are made of tough stuff.

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    1. Not the first time I've been caught in a white t-shirt that has gotten wet. There was another time when I was out in the mountains rounding up cattle when a storm hit....... that was also an embarrassing moment. :D

      You are kind Ginger. A true friend.

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  9. Nothing could get me down there this time of year - so thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

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