Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We Escaped For a While

 Riverton, Utah         High 78 Low 46

Cindy had a Doctor appointment yesterday morning. 

After her appointment, I had two trellises I wanted to get power coated, so we took them to Lindon to a powder coater I have dealt with in the past.

We wanted to go see the fall colors, which were supposed to be better than the last time we went up the canyon, so we headed toward American Fork Canyon. On the way there we drove past a house that had decorated for Halloween and had to turn around to take some pictures. The people sure went all out on their decorating.

I liked this part.

We then drove to the canyon. There usually is a Fee Station but it was closed, but with our Golden Age Pass we wouldn't have had to pay anyway.

We then drove to Tibble Fork Reservoir to take more pictures and stop at one of the picnic areas on the way. Here we were able to get more pictures.

We then drove further up the canyon to Cascade Springs to see more scenery. There are trails and board walks that take you above the head of the springs and we walked to the top. It is about 8000 foot elevation and we both we feeling the effects. (The elevation and the fact that we haven't been doing much since the virus came along.) The springs put out quite a lot of water.

This is the head of the springs,

You can see that there is a lot of water coming down.

At least, this time, we got to see some fall colors. While they are not as brilliant as the eastern US, They weren't too bad for Utah. We were glad we went.

Of course I have to include a few quilt photos.

This one took me a week to do since I had to design the patterns so the computer could quilt them. I like how it turned out.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

We Had A Change Of Pace

Riverton, Utah           High 87 Low 55

It was cooler for a couple of days, but has warmed up some but still not near what Yuma is predicting, 109 for a high. 

Fall is in the air and we decided to go for a drive up the canyon to see if we could see any fall leafs. We did get to see some but it is still too early for many of them to change. 

We have been going stir crazy and decided to blow our good gas mileage. 

We drove about 150 miles today. We started out going up one of our canyons then there is a road over the mountain that goes to Park City. The last time we were on it, it was dirt for about 15 miles but all of it has been paved and is quite a nice drive.  

After we got to Park City, we decided to drive to Heber City for lunch. We went to a Mexican Restaurant and got take out and then went to the City Park to eat. 

We wanted to go to a place called Granny's for a shake, but found it closed after 38 years because of the pandemic. They have gone to only being open in the summer. Too bad for us because they have the best shakes (and food around).

After Heber City we drove back home through Provo Canyon. We stopped at one of the scenic place and got some more fall color and some pictures of Bridal Veil Falls. The Falls weren't near a spectacular as in the spring when all the run-off from the snow melting is coming down.

I'm afraid that the pictures aren't the best because of all the smoke in the air from the fires all around, both in Utah and in other states which blow into Utah.

I also got a few pictures of one of Cindy's quilts, which I quilted. I still have a lot more of them to do.

At least we got out for a while.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

September Already?

 Riverton, Utah             High 89 Low 57

It's been a little cooler but is supposed to be getting back to 100 Saturday, then cooling back off to more normal. There is even talk of snow in the mountains of northern Utah and southern Wyoming.

I'm afraid not much has change here for us. We still haven't gone anywhere. All the campgrounds around us seem to be full, especially for Labor Day.

A while back I said Penny was spoiled, but I have decided that she is not spoiled. She just has me well trained. Every night she has to have her Dentastick. The only problem: she hasn't got enough teeth left to chew it, so guess who has to cut it up and then break it into pieces? Yep, me. Then after she has her treat it is time to go for her evening walk. She always lets me know. We usually go about 3/4 of a mile, which seems to be plenty for her short legs. Like I said, she has me well trained.

Cindy has been busy making quilts and I have been busy quilting them. The one I'm working on now has taken me almost a week and still is not finished. I will have to put pictures of it on the post when I get it finished.

Cindy saw something on the internet that describes me exactly. This Pandemic has turned me into a dog: I wander the house all day looking for treats. If I get too close to a stranger, I'm given an emphatic  NO! And when ever we go on a car ride, I get really excited!

The good thing about it is that we are getting excellent gas mileage, we get about a week to 1 1/2 to 2 gallons of gas. 

That's it until next time.

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