September 05, 2009

Lava Hot Springs

Only Four years of marriage and I can't remember what life was like before US. Our life together is everything I could have ever asked for. I won't lie...Marriage is work. But what we have...I wouldn't trade for the world.

We spent our anniversary in Lava Hot Springs.

Relaxed, Played with the pups, Took afternoon naps, Floated down the river, Made Pancakes, Listened to Music, Took Deep Breaths, Cuddled, Almost bought a Lottery ticket, Walked Main Street, Browsed Shops, Seen some deer, Stared at the Stars, Mooed at the Cattle grazing in the yard, Played Cards, and of course Soaked in the Hot Springs.

View from the patio


Breakfast on the patio

Family Pictures

We woke up in the morning to find a backyard filled with Cattle. Sam's instinct was to herd was hilarious.

On Monday, we decided to take the VERY LONG way home and explore some small towns.

Matt taught me how to drive his manual 5-speed car.

There were a few towns we visited but did not get a picture of the welcoming sign. We also stopped for lunch in Malad. Of the towns we visited, Corrine was the most appealing. Quaint and small but still a 15 minute drive to civilization.

I would LOVE to live in a small town some day.

Car Camping

Willow Flats. We've been there several times. This time however, was the first time that both the weather and the road allowed us to explore beyond the two camping spots we were familiar with. The camping site we found was AMAZING!

Backing up a little. We arrived after dark and set up camp at a site we had stayed at previously. It is not our favorite place to camp, but since we no longer have a 4-wheel drive our car camping options are limited. As I crawled into bed...we received a surprise visit from our VERY LOUD, VERY DRUNK, hillbilly of a neighbor. Neighbors and camping don't really go together in the first place but like I said before...our options have been limited. But THIS neighbor.. This neighbor was ridiculously obnoxious! Needless to say, we went exploring for a new site first thing in the morning and was thrilled with the site we found.

The colors in the wild flowers were BRILLIANT.

My sitting spot.

Our Camp.

Sam Played ball until his pads were bleeding.

Wild Flowers

Matt brought a slingshot

Gabe keeping Matt company for some reading time

Campfire. Gabe thinks hes a lapdog

Bed Time