My Alpine Home

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jealousy Will Get You Everywhere!

Yes folks, I’m here to tell you that jealousy will get you everywhere.  Well, maybe not everywhere; but at least it will get you into the mountains.

I’ve come to the conclusion (Elementary my dear Watson), that my hubby was quite jealous of my gal pal trip to Oregon.

Last Friday he said, “Do you want to go somewhere for the holiday or are you sick of traveling?”  “If you do, I will take Monday off”.  Now, hubby doesn’t take time off unless it’s a big vacation or he’s going fishing.

Tuesday was a holiday for us Utah people.  It’s Pioneer Day.  The day which we celebrate our pioneer ancestors traveling the plains and coming into this valley.

As we thought about where we might go, I remembered that the kids had given us a get-away package for Daniels Summit resort for Christmas.  We had planned on using it this Fall, but why not call and see if there was any availability.

We stayed for one night and the next morning rented RZR’s for four hours.  In case you don’t know, a RZR is kind of like a four wheeler, only safer.  Here’s hubby in our little rig.

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As we first headed up the trail we drove into a grove of quakies.  Isn’t this gorgeous?


Some of the sights we saw along the way is this rustic fence.
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This old metal thing.  Not sure what it is, but I would have loved to have brought it home with me.  I love planting in anything galvanized.  Can’t you just see a plant coming out of the top?
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How about this sheep camp?  You can hitch that to my wagon any old time.  We actually saw two more, but the battery on the camera had died.
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Wildflowers

A bit blurry but I loved the contrast of the b&w with the purple.  Even thistle look pretty growing in the wild.
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Hubby let me get behind the wheel.  Boy was that fun!
 



A couple more beautiful scenery shots.

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And then here we are at the end of the trail.  Now time to turn around and head back down.
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Hope you enjoyed our little holiday adventure.

Hugs,

Jann

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27 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh-Another blonde in blogland!;>) What a wonderful get away you and hubby had. I think those spontaneous ones are often the best. We can't do that like we used to but I love to just drop what I am doing and GO. I love the metal thingy-and the fences and scenery. Perfect!!! xo Diana

Linda said...

Oh, Jann! I love the fence - and I love all the photos you took! I am so glad you had a good get-away - and I love the photo of you and the hubs! Dan and I take little trips often - just decide we want to do something and take off with the cameras! Such fun.

Peg said...

You two are adorable. It is nice you were able to spend time together in our beautiful mountains.

Peg said...

You two are adorable. It is nice you were able to spend time together in our beautiful mountains.

The French Hutch said...

What a great post Jann. Such a beautiful part of our country. I love the photo of the road and trees, awesome! Beautiful wildflowers and what fun you were having in that RZR, I've never seen one of those. Sure looks like fun to me. Thanks for sharing your trip.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jsnn,
What a great trip! Especially since you got to spend it with the Hubby! I hope you are doing well and are having a great summer!
All the Best,
Christine

Barbara F. said...

Lucky you with the road trips! I would love to visit Utah one day. Beautiful part of our country. xo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Bet ya'll had a great time! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Andrea said...

Hi Jann, beautiful adventure. That is the jealousy which is the opposite of the famous one! I love that RZR you hired, it made your adventure even more fun.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jann!

It looks like you had a great time on your trip to the mountains! Much better than ours. Yes... it was really lame, but I feel better now.

Don't worry, you are still more than welcome to share this at my party even though all I did was complain about my dumb trip.

I won't say where we went (for fear native So. Ca. readers would stone me) but the scenery in no way compares to the views you had! Loved all the green and it looks so clean.... that's all I'm sayn'

xoxo Bunny Jean

Sandie said...

Looks like fun! Enjoyed your pictures! Thanks for getting all excited and posting early! ;)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Loved seeing the photos of you and your hubby's little get-a-way. The scenery is lovely. The fence would be great for Friday Fences with Jan and Jer. And loved seeing you drive the RZR!

Micupoftea~ said...

Wow, so scenic & peaceful. Love the Aspen, Jann. I have never heard of RZR's....looks like a blast~
SHawn

Linda W. said...

What beautiful country! Looks like you had a great weekend with your hubby.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Looks fun and fabulous!

Brenda said...

Wow, Mrs. Olson! YOU HAD A LOVELY DAY!! And with your husband at that! I guess it's good to get away with the girls now and then. Utah looks like a gorgeous place. I've never been there and I love your wide open spaces. LOVED YOUR VIDEO!! You go girl! Looked like a fabulous day and thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Brenda

allisamazing said...

How wonderful to have a mini getaway and the scenery is beautiful!

Perfectly Printed said...

What fun a spur of the moment trip!!

chris

Kate said...

Oh Jann
How much fun was that for you both! Gosh the land is incredibly gorgeous! Thank you for taking us with you!

xoxo
Kate

Chenille Cottage said...

What a beautiful way to spend a day with your hubby! You look quite sporting buzzing by in your cute little puddle jumper!
Thanks for sharing a blit of your day with all of us, Jann!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Katherines Corner said...

Great photos sweetie. I like it when we stay at Daniels Summit Lodge. The beds there are so grand.
There is a beautiful view everywhere you walk .My husband likes to fish at Strawberry reservoir too. xo

Candy said...

Thanks for sharing your trip. Looks like beautiful country. Sighhh.
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Babs said...

It looks like you had a fun time..gorgeous scenery and what a fabulous stand of Quaking Aspen. The prettiest I've ever seen.
Babs

~ Liz ~ said...

Wow, what a fun impromptu trip. I can just feel the wide open joy that comes from scenery like that. Thanks for sharing, especially since I doubt I'll be anywhere near such a cool place for a very long time. Loved seeing the sites through your lens.
Liz

Debra said...

I think that TROLLS live in that old galvanized thing...better that you left it alone! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that four wheeler. My hubby and I both an ATVs that we drove all over our property in the mountains of NC...that was such great fun! Looks like a perfect place to visit in the summer and you got a wonderful photo of the two of you!

Leslie's Garden said...

What fun. I must say, I was blown away by the beauty of the grove of quakies...I'm assuming "quakies" are the gorgeous trees? I think if I ever found a place like that I would just set up camp and never leave. That is a picture that will remain on my inner eye (just like daffodils) for ever! I've never seen anything like it. Absolutely breathtaking (can you tell I like trees?:)).