January 2018
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Kolob Canyons

I have passed Kolob Canyons for years and never stopped by to take a look. The canyons are just off Interstate 15 and the road is only about 5 miles long. I have seen Kolob Canyons Road on the map of Zion Zion National Park and wondered what the big attraction was. A coworker told […]

Brothers and Pizza

Today we traveled several miles. One of the highlights was Pizza at Heap’s Brick Oven Pizza. It was good fun to catch up on the happenings of my brothers and their children.

Monroe Mountain Geocaching

Today we started out on a geocaching adventure. The first stop was in the town of Monroe Utah for a geocache called Monroe Creamery. When I was a little boy I remember going to the creamery in Monroe. My grandfather gave me a tour. I remember a large boiler because it had fire in it. […]

Independence Day - Alton Utah style

Going to a small town for the Independence Day is a little different. When the town only has a little more than one hundred people, someone is put in charge of the celebration. As for this year, I do not know who that person is, but they did a great job.

First on […]

Cedar Breaks National Monument

It was off to Utah for a trip to celebrate the 4th of July. Janet had pneumonia and was advised by her doctor to not go to higher elevations. We were headed for Alton Utah, which is a upper middle altitude around 7,000 feet above sea level.

However, after driving a long way it […]

Utah Gun Show

On Friday morning I set off to a gun show in Salt Lake City Utah, a drive from Southern California. Being born in Utah over 50 years ago and visiting the state many times over the years, there are many things I enjoy in the state of Utah. One of the things I love is […]

Grandpa is laid to rest

As a family and close friends we met at the Kanosh cemetery, the final resting place of Willard George Rogers. His wife Norma was brought over from the Richfield cemetery to be placed by his side. The legacy of will continue with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Grandpa Passes

Grandpa Willard George Rogers was born the 2nd of June, 1912 in Kanosh Utah. He had his 100th birthday earlier this month. He passed away today and soon will be laid to rest in Kanosh. Just some quick pictures of Grandpa with his great grandchildren.

Emily with Grandpa and Grandma Rogers in 1990


Willard George Rogers

Today Eric, Jacob and I had dinner with my grandfather and their great grandfather. Willard is getting up in years – about 98 to be exact. Earlier in the day Jacob and I visited and we told a few stories that made him laugh. He still gets around fairly well. We all enjoined his company […]

High Adventure 2010 is over

High Adventure 2010 is over. In fact it has gone out with a bang – many bangs and flashes to be exact as well as some rain and hail. As we arrived several days ago we were greeted with rain. As a few of us were beginning to get up for the morning, a thunderstorm […]

More Mountain than Hiking

Zion Narrows

Thursday we set out to hike the Zion Narrows from Chamberlains Ranch to the end. There was also plenty of water on the hike. Walking in chest deep water as well as a few short swims were also part of the hike. Late in the afternoon it began to thunder with lightening […]

More Mountain than Bike

Today we went mountain biking on an intermediate trail. It should have taken two hours to complete. It turned into a four plus hour trip. There were a couple of crash and burns with a little skin left on mother earth. A couple of us has a mild case of altitude sickness and parts of […]

High Adventure 2010

I am off to a event filled week in Utah with Crew 6 and Team 6. Not much time to blog. However, more details can be found at the Crew 6 blog

Gas is cheaper . . .