Monday, August 9, 2010

Flaming Gorge

At the end of July, we were able to head south east to Flaming Gorge. It was a ton of fun and here are the million of photo's to prove it. :) Here's our cool camp site at Mustang Ridge.
We went to the beach one day. Lots and lots of fun!!

Here's the boat launch area where we rafted the Green, in the rain. So very much fun was had!!

We went on the Flaming Gorge dam tour. Very cool. And free! Awesome!
At the bottom, you could feed these guys.
This is looking up from the bottom. Whew!!

Then we moved to a Cabin in Manila.

Manila = Vanilla! Very plain. :)

Although, we did have a bit of excitement when we came eye to eye with a bull while looking for a baseball. - funny story! Too long to post here though. Such a cute cabin though!!

While at the cabin, we saw well, the Big ol Bull, bats and stars galore, and a magnificent thunderstorm right outside our door. Literally! We'd see the lightning hit the field in front of us and then hear the crack and boom from the Thunder 1-2 seconds later. It was amazing!! Good thing the little ones have been trained to think that thunder and lightning is THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!

We went to Red Canyon Lodge also. This is the place to not miss if you go! Look at this view.

The original Wood Family.

We scheduled horse back rides with these guys but because of the lightning, it got cancelled. I was really sad because once we got up to the horses, the weather was absolutely perfect for riding a horse! But alas, we did not get to go. Instead, we went on the lake in a row boat. Much more stories to tell

Don't let this smile fool you. I got to sit across from gma D the whole boat ride and I don't think she moved once from this position...except to hand the water bottle to Allie who would not stop asking for it. Poor D!
But look at the view. Gorgeous!

Also at Red Canyon Lodge they have a kids fish pond and a cool swing to sit in.

We went in an had a bite to eat and got to watch the bazillion birds feeding off these. Allie wanted to take a shot and I was going to leave this one out but I liked how it showcased the liquor menu. Always so important right?!
Then Ellyse had to take a shot. I just thought she caught a great photo.

At Red Canyon Lodge.

On the way to the cabin from Red Canyon Lodge, we went over the Sheep Creek Geological loop and I'll post that soon. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!! Breathtaking, and amazing all rolled into a few miles of Earth. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Oh I love FG! How fun! looks glorious!