10 September 2009

Vacation: All I Ever Wanted

Last weekend, Jesse and I chose to spend our Labor Day weekend with our dear city friends Annie and Jeremy. Annie and I had been counting down the days for what seemed like ages...We met them in Nephi, carpooled down to Zions National Park, set up camp, and hiked our weekend away. It was marvelous!

We were infatuated with our elephant tent.

Miss Annie and I were so happy to spend time together that we even enjoyed washing the dishes!
While Jesse and Annie climbed this mountain to Angel's Landing...
Jeremy saved me from this fearless lizard.
We were then privileged to attend the baptism of our nephew in Cedar City where Eric let us use his shower....thank goodness too! Nathan and Megan fed us a delicious BBQ meal. It was lovely to catch up with Jesse's family for a little while.
The next day we went on another beautiful hike to the Emerald Pools and tried to make the most of the last day or our vacation.
All in all, we got a lot of exercise, consumed plenty of delicious dutch oven food, and participated in fun conversations. Best of all, we spent a whole weekend in the presence of Annie's camping organizational skills and Jeremy's food preparation talents. We learned so much and can't wait to become camping experts ourselves.
Thank you Annie for planning such a sensational weekend getaway and for being such a remarkable friend. Can't wait to see you both again!


  1. Oh Della you are so sweet! I will vacation with you any time!

  2. WO. Wo. Wo. You were in Cedar and I didn't even get a phone call? I'm uptight Miss Della!