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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hot pots/Cool Time

Sunday we took Homer on a birthday hike up Diamond Fork Canyon,
which is about an hour south of Whytown.
It was a gorgeous day as far as October in Youtah goes -
close to 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.

About 2.5 miles up the canyon,

there are some wonderful hot springs just made for soaking your bones.

We soaked and had a little picnic with some friends.

The water was very warm and the scenery was beautiful.

Notice the hot 'tubs' down in the right corner.

The blue, milky water is from some of the springs, I guess.

These girls gave the trip two thumbs up:

THIS, however, turned out to be a lie:

But I guess you can't have everything.

Oh, btw, those hats are actually hunter orange (damn camera!).

We were careful to wear bright colors since it was still deer hunting season.

I chose to wear a red sweatshirt... in fact, I wore 'the' sweatshirt.

But I washed it first.

16 comments:

jill said...

what an excellent way to celebrate a birthday! it's so beautiful there.

Tracie said...

That looks beautiful! Happy B-Day Homer. Those girls look cold!

LOL on the sweatshirt! Glad you got it away from her long enough to wash it.

Kat said...

Wow - what a breathtaking place to hike! Happy Birthday Homer! And are you squatting in that picture, like actually squatting? LOL

Jane! said...

Um... I was down on one knee trying to give the dog some water.??

Debbie said...

Wonderful pictures. I is in the 30s here today so I am jealous of the hot springs.

meg said...

Great spot- I'm ever-so-slightly jealous, since I don't do bathing suits in public, no matter how good friends they are :-P
So, whose fingers did you have to pry off that sweatshirt once it was washed, huh?

Nadine Hightower said...

I'm so jealous!!! Hot springs??? That is just awesome. Our springs around here are cold. I lived in a town that was known for sulphur springs...talk about smelly!!!! And people actually got in the water!!! Too cold and too smelly!!

Happy Birthday HomeBoy!!

Noanie said...

Wow, what great scenery! Can I come with you next time?

Glad you got the snot out of the sweatshirt before wearing again!

Shana said...

Beautiful pictures. Sounds like fun!!!

Joisey said...

Why wash it first? It's only going to get dirty.

Happy B'Day, Homer :-D

Wanna come 'n party wiff my bro and me? It's gonna be awesome!

Laoch of Chicago said...

beautiful photos!

Lorrie Veasey said...

WOW! We don't have ANYTHING like that here in New York City. Just some puddles. Puddles that appear without it having rained. Did I mention these puddles were brown?

Jane Fay-please eme at LVMud@aol.com with your shipping address. I promise I will not come stalk you but I do have something to send you.

PS Did you use the Tide pen or did you Shout It Out? I can't see the snot stain.

Shanna said...

Ooooh the hot springs! I have a funny story about that. Ok, actually it's more lame than funny...but a story just the same. Glad the weather is holding out a bit longer for you Youtahns!

Domestic Goddess said...

Gorgeous scenery! Happy Birthday, Homer!!

The girls look sooooo thrilled, lmao!

Imp

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

I must be getting very boring. Two bloggers who had my site listed don't have them listed any more! Must come up with something to stop the yawns....hugs, g

Shanna said...

I'm Googling Roald Dahl in a different tab as I type...and Santa is bringing audio books to the kids' stockings this year. We currently have one CD of The Magic Treehouse which they LOVE! They like the DVD player we managed to get in the car before we moved down here but I think they'd be equally (if not more) impressed by the CD story in the car!