Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our Heaven on Earth...

Our favorite little piece of heaven on Earth is Lake Powell. We decided to take a long week end for Father's Day and head to the lake; Mike could fish with the girls and I could study for my final and read a good book. Saturday, brought rain and wind, so we decided to take the girls up to see Rainbow Bridge, since they have never seen it. The lake was a little higher this year so we docked our boat, and hiked the 2/3 of the mile up to the bridge. C and M walked all the way to bridge. (Directly under the bridge is Indian land and the children were not allowed to stand under the bridge because the land is sacred to the Indians) However, they thought is was pretty cool! On the way back to Wah-Weap Marina, we docked at Dangling Rope, and bought ice cream for the girls....A family tradition carried on from Mike's family, although, Mike and I were looking forward to the traditional bomb pop! which they unfortunately no longer sale:(


Sunday:
Brought fishing and wind and some relaxing. M caught the first fish a small bass and then a blue gill. T caught a nice striper! I caught a nice nap!












after some fishing and Mike not catching anything... C decided to waterski
and the girls wanted to tube with their dad, and then we went exploring and looking for new canyons, another family favorite!














Monday:
We found a nice beach and the girls played in the sand, and I got stung by a scorpion. If you have not experienced this pain, I can tell you that a spinal tap for a C-Section hurt less! Here is a picture of us trying everything to help the pain stop. (We squished up an Excedrin tablet and rubbed it on the spot and I tried the urination thing that they do with sting ray bites, and let me tell you that worked!!! We finally ended our beach excurision and went to find a benadryl.


A trip to Lake Powell is not complete with out finding the perfect cliff to jump from. (Years ago, I witnessed my brother in laws and husband jump from pretty high cliffs) But.... I will not let the girls jump higher than a 2nd story house boat. In the one picture, you can see C doing a toe toucher while jumping off the cliff.

















14 comments:

T said...

looks like it was absolutely wonderful...

well, except for that one little moment of peeing on your own toe... sounds painful!

the Painters said...

What a beautiful time you had with your family. Those memories will last a lifetime for you all. I am so sorry about the scorpion. I hate them. AHHHH of course, soemthing has to happen like that on a perfect vacay....always something.

Noelle said...

Glad you had a fun time. Its such a great place to be and make family memories

Brenda said...

This looks like so much fun! Except...how's the toe now?? Your girls are getting SO pretty!

Chanelle said...

I'm jealous. Soooooo jealous! Lake Powell is my heaven on earth too, and looking at your pictures makes me want to go right now. I can't believe you got stung by a scorpion, ow-Wee!

just the five of us said...

My toe is all better, thanks to that yellow liquid:D You can see a small mark where I was stung! Glad that it didn't get one of the girls who was playing in the sand.

Farmgirl Paints said...

That looked like so much fun. But getting stung by a scorpion...YIKES! Hope your toe is better now. Cute blog - stopping by from SITS:)

Brent and Jessica said...

It looks like you guys had a great weekend. I am glad that the urine on your toe worked. Thank goodness for pee. We can't wait to see you guys!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Looks like great fun, minus the whole scorpion thing. I would have flipped my wig!
Stopped by from SITS.

jessica said...

Sorry about the scorpion sting...OUCH! I'm glad the pee worked. I've only been to Lake Powell once and it was beautiful! Looks like you made some great memories...minus the sting.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Holy mother of GOD you got stung by a scorpion!!! I grew up in Lake Havasu AZ. My worst nightmare was putting on my shoes in the middle of the night only to be bitten by one in my shoes. Thank goodness it never happened.Stopping by from SITS to leave some thursday bloggy love!

Penelope said...

visiting from SITS..wow, what a great trip! great photos!

Rachel said...

It looks like a great trip!

I wish I could jump off of a cliff. It sounds like so much fun!

Susan said...

looks like a fun weekend away. glad you had a good time (and a good nap).