Sunday, October 24, 2010

Capitol Reef National Park

My friend Angie and I opened our motel room curtains near Capitol Reef National Park to see this beautiful sunrise.

We loved it so much that we threw jackets over our pajamas and ran outside to take a few photos, like this one of the moon over the rock bluffs across the street:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A few of my favorite things

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
- George Bernard Shaw

Just wanted to share this photo of my mother and my nieces and nephews sharing some happy times together recently. I love the look of contentment on my mother's face as she cuddles one of her sweet granddaughters.

Whitewater Rafting

As the raft entered the "Hospital Bar" rapid on the South Fork of the American River, the powerful river flipped it into the air as easily as if it were a child's toy, dumping all 10 rafters into the cold water and leaving the raft floating bottom-side up.

It was now our turn to enter the rapid, and seeing the raft in front of us capsize was very sobering. I took comfort in the fact that Tobi, our guide, had been doing this for 9 years, and knew what she was doing. You can see her standing to guide our raft here: