Where the inside of my mind leaks onto the screen.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
Camping in the San Rafael Swell

We had such a great time camping this weekend with Mark & Rachel (and kids), the Spragues, Gr. & Gr. Fife, and Heather (and kids). Highlights included hiking through the large and small canyons of the Swell, visiting Indian pictographs and petroglyphs, and hanging out around camp.

The Bad:
My dog sliding down a cliff face into a pond

Aunt Rachel dropped Dylan's bottle 30 feet or so down into a pond. When I went to rescue it, Sadie followed me. She lost her footing on a section of rock worn smooth by water. It looked just like a park slide. She slid about 10 feet down into the pond. While I was about to give up and just buy a new bottle, Sadie definately needed rescuing. Down I carefully went, but there was no getting up the way I went down. I had to take off my shoes and walk through the pond so we could climb out the other side.

The Ugly:
Losing a tire on Highway 6

I'm still not sure exactly what went wrong, but somehow my tire lost all its studs and fell off the trailer. When I first saw the back end of my trailer completely on the ground, I was certain I'd broken the axle. Fortunately, it was just a matter of replacing the studs and tire rim. Unfortunately, finding a rim was easier said than done. Thankfully, after a trip to every tire store in Price, I finally found a tire that would work at Walmart. I bought two, because the size difference was significant. My brother-in-law, Mark, was such a lifesaver, fixing my trailer and getting us back on the road.

The Bonus:
Watching Mark and Rachel's dog try to fetch the dirt when the kids would thow it.


Mertz family said...

you guys do so many fun things miss you guys so we are moving after the 15th not sure where we looked at a home in sandy so maybe there I will keep you updated. The didn't sell it ended up foreclosing :(