We drove 11 hours yesterday and arrived in Salt Lake City. This morning we got up early again and drove another 5 hours to arrive in YellowStone by 1:30. We are really working hard to see many places and so is my car. Actually when we got into the car it broke down and I had to call the emergency service to help us get the car fixed. They ended up towing the Rover all the way back to Salt Lake City where we had just come from (5 hours away) to get it fixed. If they are able to fix it we will get the truck back tomorrow so we can continue our travels. For today we ended up renting a car and seeing some amazing things.
In the first 1o minutes in the park we saw Buffalo, Elk, Antelope, Eagles and a Wolf. There is so much wildlife here and it is fantastic. Yellowstone is truly a national treasure. We are going to stay here another day and take in some more of this amazing place.
The have recently discovered that YellowStone – the entire park is a super volcano. The park is basically a big crater. There is hot water, rocks and sulpher springing up everywhere. It is a dormant volcano but if it blows it is going to be huge.
Kevin walks into the fog of sulpher along the steam path. These paths are everywhere in Yellowstone allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the various craters.
It is pretty chilly here. Today was about 45 degrees. Much different than the other parks that we have visited.
After waking up in Las Vegas and saying a quick goodbye to Phil the Dash Nash we were back in the Range zooming our way to Zion National Park. Zion National Park is located in the remote areas of Utah not far from the Arizona border and it is basically a magnificent canyon that contains the highest sandstone peeks in the world. It is pretty awe inspiring but you have to wonder as you travel through the huge canyon if you are going to get your head clobbered by a bolder. When you look up 1000 feet or more at these huge peeks you can see huge pieces that have broken off and fallen into the valley below. Kevin and I kept sharp eyes all around us and we were prepared to duck and run for cover if we saw anything coming for us. It was a beautiful place – another great day and some great photos.
The SandStone peeks at Zion are beautiful and are said to be the highest in the world. We heard thunder and thought there would be storms today.
On the way we spotted this tree in the middle of the desert. There were shoes hanging all over the tree and we had no idea what that meant. Nice shoes too.
We hiked and hiked and hiked and hiked. The Canyon is not huge but we kept seeing beautiful places that we wanted to get too. Our feet are sore now.
Kevin wore the soles off his shoes and he kept slipping down the mountain because all the treads are gone.
By the end of the day we were beat. Well, we will do it all again tomorrow when we head to Arches National Park. We should be in good shape by the end of this.
Kevin and I decided to take a little last minute adventure – one that should take us on a 3,500 mile round trip up to Wyoming and back. Our first stop today was Las Vegas and on the way we stopped by a small town called Baker. We found an old abandoned motel that looked like it might be inhabited by Zombies but we weren’t completely sure actually. The adventure begins. Tomorrow – Zion’s National Park and hopefully no Zombies tomorrow.
Kevin and I spent last Saturday filming a video for a beautiful arrangement that he put together with the theme song from Amelie. Kevin spent a long time producing 4 separate guitar parts and fusing them together with some beautiful harmonics. The song originally played on the accordion sounds beautiful on the guitar and even has a hint of Spanish influence. It was a great day and Kevin made a beautiful song.
Sheila and Brian are two of the happiest people in the world. On June 12th they are expecting a beautiful baby girl – Paige Rose Pozza and life promises to get very busy for them. McCovey and Kobe, their puppies, are busy helping too – planning walks that all 5 of them can take together and also planning how many greeny treats that they will get if they behave nicely.
Brian, Sheila, Kobe and McCovey spent the afternoon in San Diego last week taking pictures in anticipation of the big day. A nice day at La Jolla Beach and the park provided the perfect setting for taking happy pictures together and enjoying the beautiful spring like day. Paige will be born in Cedars Sanai Hospital in West Hollywood – a place where many stars and starlets have been born and it promises to be a joy-filled day. Any many people will be awaiting her. Grandpa Tim, Grandpa Scott and Grandma Anna will undoubtedly be waiting anxiously for while Grandma Rose watches down from heaven. Welcome Paige, everyone cannot wait for you to arrive!
If you want to check out all the pictures we took of the family, feel free to click on the link below.
My mom loves to cook. Even though she say’s that she does not have a lot of experience in the kitchen that is simply not true. She raised 12 kids and always had time to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for all 12.
This Saturday I had a chance to visit with my mom while she made BabyCakes Saturday Pancakes at her cottage in Coronado. My mom’s kitchen is not only a shrine to BabyCakesNYC – it is actually the birth place of it. My sister Erin spent months in this very kitchen trying out hundreds of recipes for vegan cupcakes. One day she stumbled upon one and the rest of was history – BabyCakes was born.
Watching my mom cook, you realize that the first ingredient in any recipe is love and sharing- that after all is the whole point of baking. Baking is meant for sharing and you can see why BabyCakes are so popular today – because love was their first ingredient.
Tu and I took a day off work to do some fun and very intersting things together. It was a really fun day. We went to some great places, took pictures and really enjoyed a beautiful day together. It’s nice to take a day off work and just relax while everyone else is working. We went back to Del Mar today.. the place we first met and took some pictures from the first place that I ever took pictures of her. It was a very nice day, and as you can see Tu looked really beautiful today. Even more beautiful than the first day that we met.
One of the nicest things about daylight savings time is that after work you have a few hours of sun to enjoy the day. We had some absolutely gorgeous weather again today in San Diego and Tu and I went walking at a little river that we found last Spring. Tu spent the afternoon hunting down crawfish that scrambled in the underwater rocks. She did catch one and gave it a kiss. It’s another beautiful spring day here in San Diego.