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Gardening is Good

We have been eating a lot out of the garden this summer. It has been a good change and I feel better eating more vegetables and less meat. As for tonight, I turned 5 pounds of Roma tomatoes into a wonderful spaghetti sauce. No pictures of the finished product. However, there is a picture of […]

Sailing and Food

Jacob and I went the the Thursday evening sail with the Riverside Community Sailing Program. Eric tagged along because he heard that there was food. Emily wanted to go sailing so she showed up later with Walter, her husband. Scott happened to come along, because there was going to be food. Nonetheless, all four children […]

Ice House Saddle

Today was a great day for a hike up Ice House Canyon to the saddle. As for the hike, it is not that far in miles. However, in the 3.6 miles there is an elevation gain of 2,660 feet. The hike is a nice hike as the start of it is next to a stream. […]

Mt. San Gorgonio

As the sun started to rise in the east, it was time to get up. In order to get to the top of Mt. San Gorgonio by 10 AM we needed to leave by 6:30 AM. A quick breakfast and we were on our way.

Within about a half mile we had a view […]

Grinnell Peak

Backpacked in to Fish Creek Saddle this afternoon. Setup camp and headed out on a mile or so hike up to Grinnell Peak at 10,284 feet in elevation. Mt. San Gorgonio, elevation 11,502 is seen towards the south in the picture below.

Taking in the beauty while sitting on a rock and eating […]

Shooting in the rain

One of my brothers called to let me know that one of my other brothers asked their daughters what they wanted to do when they went to Utah. Their answer – shooting. Our nieces had never shot a gun before and that is what they wanted to do.

As a side story, my three […]

July 4 Parade and Activities

The parade in Richfield is an ongoing tradition for us. We do not make it every year, sometime there are several years between. However, we have been getting better at staking our spot. Usually the day before someone goes to the parade route and sets up chairs. I stopped by a couple of hours before […]

Zion Riverwalk Trail

We started out our day heading towards Zion National Park. We decided to ride the shuttle bus from the visitors center up Zion Canyon. Janet had never been to Zion National Park. Our final destination on the bus was Temple of Sinawava where the Riverside Walk trail started.

The last time I was on […]