Summertime in Utah

• 10 July 2012

In my opinion, the best time to visit Utah is during the summertime.  The hot dry heat mixed with the warm breezes through the canyons make for a tantalizing experience.  I've been eating breakfast and dinner outside on my in-laws' patio each day and it's been the most relaxing experience.  There is something about starting and completing one's day in silence (with the exception of a soft breeze and birds chirping), that is good for the soul.  

It's hot and dry in Utah right now (have you heard about the wildfires on the news?), but it's still beautiful despite the drought.

A view I never tire of...these happy horses grazing and galloping in this picturesque field.  I pray this land is never developed as the scene is quite idyllic.

One of the highlights of our trip has been spending time with our dear friend Stan and his wife.  He is fighting a tough battle with cancer (and shocking his doctors along the way!) and we are really proud of how strong he's been throughout the experience.  Stan is a great example of enduring life's challenges well and I think of his attitude and level of commitment often.  We consider every moment with him a treasure.

The kids are enjoying the occasional jaunt in a friend's pool--such a treat for any Seattlite!  Speaking of which, my kids are also saying things this week like, "it's too sunny here".  I just laugh every time...they never ever complained when we lived here or anywhere else sunny for that matter!  Pretty funny how just 2 years in a mostly-overcast city can have such an affect on a child's perception.  Me, I'm eating all the vitamin D up, up, up.  I'm sitting myself in the sun and just letting the rays shine all over me.  If you saw how white my legs were right now, you'd sit me down in the sun too!


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