Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flaming Gorge

The mister and I took a little road trip last week. We wanted to see some parts of Utah that we haven't seen before. We were not disappointed. We started out driving through a little corner of Wyoming. Montana isn't the only state that has big sky.We stopped here for a little history lesson.We saw some gorgeous scenery. Pictures just don't do it justice. Truly awe inspiring.

We saw some wildlife.

We found a great place to camp and put the boat in the water.

Some man-made wonders.

Stayed in a cute little bed and breakfast. It was originally a Baptist church.

In a little town called Vernal, Utah that had this pink dinosaur as a welcome sign. It was big, maybe three stories high.

There were pink, white, and red petunias everywhere in this town. Gorgeous!

Stopped by the Natural History Museum and saw lots of prehistoric creatures like these guys.

An amazing place to take your kids or grandkids if you're ever out here in the wild west.
We had a great time. It was way cooler up in the mountains (over 6000 feet for most of the trip) so that was a bonus.
Saw this farm stand in I think Fort Duchesne. Hey Julie, any relation?


Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

How fun to see your pictures of my neck of the woods! :-)
Come back to Ft Bridger during labor day week end and see it again.
Sometimes driving over sheep creek we see some mountain goats, did you by any chance get to see any? I love road trips, good for what ails ya! LOL
Enjoy your week end

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fun times. It brought back good memories of trips we've taken when our kids were small. Thanks!

Gayle said...

What a fun trip! My favorite part of Flaming Gorge is the float trip below the dam. And I've heard that the guy who 'invented' the hanging flower baskets in Vernal is a millionaire now!

Lisa said...

I've never been to Vernal, but now I really want to go~if only to see the pink dinosaur and the petunias. Loved the headboard, too.

Sandra said...

My husband and I are from Logan and we were just saying we haven't been to the Gorge since we were teenagers and we haven't been to Vernal since our boys were little and into dinosaurs...at least 20 years! We may have to take a detour the drive through the east side of Utah next trip up from AZ!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun trip!
Thanks for the comment on my little
high chair, Im going to use your suggestion
on the contact paper, I would have never
thought of that! I'll post an after pic when I

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks like you had a great time. I loved those dinosaurs, especially that big pink one :-) All of the photos were great. 6000 ft sure makes a difference, doesn't it!

Beth at Aunties said...

In over 30 years of living in Utah our travels have taken us all over Utah I thought, yet we have never ventured to Flaming Gorge, or Vernal. I am glad you took so many beautiful pictures.

We too love to head off on raod trips and explore.

Lallee said...

What nice scenery. It's good to get away every now and then.

Linda said...

This trip looks like a lot of fun! Beautiful area! Thanks for sharing it!

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Hea, I've been to Vernal. Cool place. I've never seen that bed-n-breakfast. I love them! I'm so glad your hubby likes to stay in them, or, well, he will stay in them.

Let's get together before halloween. Let's go buy fun things to decorate for halloween. I had so much fun last year and you are such a good shopper. Let's combine it. I was at JustabedofRoses yesterday. The eye ball spoke to me. So I bought it, plus a big shinny spider.

Big hugs