Monday, July 16, 2012

Bear Country for the 4th

This was such a memorable 4th of July camping trip.  We camped off of Young road between Payson and Heber and discovered some really awesome places we haven't seen before.  Canyon Creek had to be my favorite.  It was just something you don't think of seeing in Arizona.

 We spent a whole afternoon walking along the creek, sitting by the creek, and then finally walking right in the creek.  It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again. 

No a bear didn't take this picture.  We were with Grandma and Grandpa.  Grandpa was teaching us all about wildflowers.  We even ate a leaf from one of these yellow flowers.  (He is good at making up knowing facts about desert plants...)

{Side note on the Bears... there were reports of some bears in the area that apparently were interested in meeting humans.  We camped for five nights and every night I had a dream about a bear.  I also clapped loudly, A LOT, and did NOT use my inside voice when we hiked.  Fortunately,Yogi didn't bother me.}

We waiting a few days and then ALL the cousins showed up!  Landon wasn't sure he was ready to participate.  He wouldn't even wake up for this picture :)

Our day at Willow Springs Lake was perfect.  It was cloudy and even sprinkled now and then.  It reminded us so much of being in Washington. 
 I was on a mission to exercise everyday.  Audrey took this pic of me after my little Kayak excursion.   My arms were burning so bad I almost dropped the oar on my head.
 Daddy took Kissa out for a long ride.  They didn't catch anything but a bunch of cool Daddy 'n me memories.
 If there was every a postcard 4th of July Parade this was it.  We waiting on the side of the road for parade to start.  All the girls waving their flags in honor of our great country. 

Can not wait to do it again!

No comments: