Saturday, June 30, 2012

WiLD HoRSes of the Cedar Mountain Range

June 2012

It could not have been a more perfect day. A cold front had moved in and we figured we could get back out to the west desert and try once again to spot the wild horses before the heat of summer set in. Our first sign of wild life was a scene right out of the Mormon history stories when the seagulls swooped in to save the crops from the crickets.

As we got closer to the turn off we could see a mass of white in the middle of the road, as we approached they all took flight and no sooner had we passed they filled the space right back in behind us, they were getting their bellies full of crickets that were hopping down the road.

Once on our horses we rode up on a lone antelope and followed him for a while. Then we spotted a small band of horses not too long after the antelope, they quickly disappeared so we started to trail them, in a little while they vanished from our site, we started up a knoll and seen another larger herd. They were headed our way so Dennis told tell me to get off the horse and creep up the hill so I could get pictures. The sound of them snorting and whinnying back and forth was amazing. I jumped off my horse and tried to keep close to the ground so I would not be spotted. When I just about to the top, I could hear really loud snorting, this time they knew I was there. I didn't know whether to pop up or not for fear they would stampede me into the ground. Sure enough I got to the top and there was the roan and the little paint standing there watching me just then they started to come even closer, it was me thinking of hightailing it out of there.

Dennis finally came up to where I was; we were surrounded by the horses. There was band of ten to the south of us, another 8 to the west and another 10 to the north; we sat up there for over an hour watching them watch us!

Dennis took advantage of the second camera and shot me taking pictures . 
 Yep that's me hiding in plain site!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sardine Trail~Back In the Saddle Again

This trail ride was on 6/3/12 way behind on getting things up to date, 
next trail ride is back out to the Cedar Mountain range.
We had a very successful ride with the wild horses again!

Friday, June 22, 2012

University of Utah Natural History Museum

Since Kacy's family has become basement dwellers in our home we have increased our size by two adults two screaming-giggly girls and a dog, so on her days off we try to take some kind of adventure and AJ my other grandson decided he would tag along and herd the little ones for us.
So we thought of what we should do and decided to go up to see the new museum.
What a wonderful place if you ever visit Utah please check this place out I could probably spend at least three days there looking at all the wonderful displays they have.
From the fossils to Native American exhibits, to fun interactive things for the kids to do, the see through floors you can walk on, I could go on and on but since I really hate to write. The four story high display it breathtaking.

Hadley says she liked the long necked dinosaurs the best. And she told her mom while driving in the car a few days later, "Mom! That was so cool when we went to that dinosaur museum! Remember we saw real-live paleontologists!"

Wesley loved this display, you turn he crank and it rains on a model of the  Salt Lake Valley you can see how the rains water
drains and spreads across the valley.

Just look at the beautiful facility this even from the observation deck
you see the valley below.
Garden roof top to solar panels the design of this building is awesome .

Wesley said she liked the little moccasins.