Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Week in Paradise

We spent a week in Yosemite with Maury's cousin Jack and his two boys, Jake and Jordy. We really had a good time.
We did some hiking, enjoyed more by some than others. My favorite was playing in the water at the end of the hikes. And Taryn, well, let's just say she did make it to the top of Vernal Falls after lots of encouragement.

Here we have Jordy and his culinary creation, Yosemite Slam's. On the last night of camping we were making yummy creations of refrigerator rolls wrapped around a stick and cooked over the camp fire. Well, Jordy had the brilliant idea of taking those rolls and wrapping them around marshmallows. (I have to admit that I was totally skeptical about the idea.)

So he went ahead and tried it
Guess what?! They were great! A picture is worth a thousand words!

By the end of the night we were tucking in a bit a chocolate and they just couldn't be beat. This little creation will definitely take the place of smores at our campfires from now on! When the chocolate went in I finally gave in to the temptation and ate just one. YUM, YUM, YUMMY!!!

One day we went to this really cool ghost town called Bodie. If you ever have a chance to go you should. It's really big and has a lot of houses and a big stamp mill that they used in the process of mining the gold.

Of course when we got there Jacob had to use the outhouse. That boy! (jk)

By the way, Jake got his drivers permit yesterday and began drivers training today. I know I should be nervous and scared, but I'm just so excited for him. At the same time I wonder how in the world I could possibly have a kid old enough to drive. I did the math and it is possible! NUTS!

1 comment:

Beth said...

It looks like you guys had a great time, and made lots of memories. We are having a stay home kind of summer between my work and Kate's appointments there just isn't much time. I look forward to many fun and memorable vacations in the future.

I can't believe your son is old enough to drive. It seems like only yesterday we were in that spot.