Ok here's the second part of our Christmas adventure! Told more through pictures this time:
We went to Tortilla Flats...a Ghost Town!
|A pretty extensive vacinity|
|Check out this HUGE cactus!|
Beautiful scenery! ...and us ;)
We're caged Love Birds! In front of what I think is a whore house...
|See the heart we're making?|
|I caught Mary smiling!|
Beautiful Canyon Lake pit stop
POLYGAMIST FAMILY!!! (to the right) Click on the picture to zoom in.
|Why do the men look normal and the women so obvious?|
Another pit stop in Superstition. Cool tree w/Indian and buffalo with houses underneath
Fun family activity, like a "Secret Santa"! We went to Goodwill (thrift store), all got $5 to spend on a present for another family member and this is what Papa Stone got. So great!
This is a steam burn I got from opening the pot to our Christmas Curry :( It hurt for days!
This is Elder Cava (pronounced "Thava"). Loren helped prepare him for his mission while in Fiji and now he's in Phoenix! We were fortunate enough to take him and his companion out for lunch--thanks Jon and Amelia for letting us borrow your car!
|Full, happy, Fijian boys :)|
After Christmas, we returned to St. George and the two of us soon left for Kanab, UT. A cute town also known as "Little Hollywood" for its many Western film productions, including films with Ronald Reagan and John Wayne.
|Gorgeous desert sunset|
The darling vacation home my in-laws let us use for New Years weekend! It's a historic home once owned by G. Franklin Swapp in 1912. The Stones did an incredible job fixing it up!! The before and after pictures are amazing!
|A fireplace in our room--sweet!|
|AND nice kitchen!|
We hiked to a nice spot and had delicious sandwiches
Loren likes to climb things and freak me out. There was a very long fall if he fell backward!
We saw an honest to goodness American Bald Eagle! But of course when we put our car in reverse to check it out again/take pictures it flew away. And dropped its dinner (a rather large and mangled bunny/jack rabbit)! This picture was taken as we were hiding in the bushes waiting for him to come back. He didn't and the crows claimed his prey.
New Years Eve with our sparkling cider--Apple Mango flavor! Mmm mm mmmm!
Pretty scenery as we drove back to St. George and then to Provo.
Now Loren and I are just doing school in chilly and now snowy Provo. More holiday back tracking updates to come! Love you all for reading my blog! :D