The Flaming Gorge Dam out in the distance.Friday night, we drove and found a sweet camp ground called "Firefighters Memorial." This was our view and there was no one there! It was so peaceful!!
Then Saturday, we actually slept in...I've never done that while camping because it usually gets really hot and I end up waking up at 6:30am. But this time...we slept in until like 9! The weather was beautiful...not too hot and not too cold! Now to tell of our exciting Saturday....Kev and I wanted to go kayaking down the Green River. We weren't sure if the kayaks were still available, so we drove and found a spot that had a two many kayak. Well, you are suppose to have a vehicle at the bottom and the top of the river so you could have a ride. If you didn't have that, people pay $50 to have a shuttle pick you up. Kev's response? "We're frugle. We'll walk." haha...i loved it!! Especially when the ladies said, "No! I would totally not do that! That is such a long ways and you have to bring the kayak with you! No one has ever done that! It would be worth it to spend the money." So after she said that...it was an even more reason to do it! They didn't think we could! Now we had to prove ourselves! So we stuck the kayak in our magnum (Which is the best vehicle ever! They never stuck a kayak in a vehicle before either...only put it on top of it!) So there we were...driving to the bottom of "Little Hole" with a 90 lbs 11 foot long kayak in our trunk. Who wouldn't smile?!
This was our break at the 2 mile marker. We probably held it for about 2 miles...but it was awkward and you couldn't walk as fast...so we decided to lift it up and put it on our heads. We walked like that for about 5 miles.
A little after the third mile, we stopped for a lunch break. A very needed lunch break! Then we finally made it! It took us about 3.5 hours. The last 2 miles were probably the hardest because our necks were hurting caring the thing. So we took more breaks. But all in all...we are glad we did it! It tested our physical abilities and we were proud to say we were the first ones to do it! Everyone coming down the river were routing us on!
Coming down the river was heaven. It wasn't huge rapids or anything...so we just coasted down and enjoyed the scenery. I can't imagine going Kayaking down big river rapids! I've only been rafting...any slight movement, the kayak would tip or get completely covered!
Oh the beauty!! Kev and I just love going to places like this. I love seeing nature and what Heavenly Father has given us. We truly are so blessed!! There are so many beautiful things in nature that is just an hour (or less sometimes) from our homes....our goal is to take advantage of that! Even though we would LOVE to go to Tahiti...there are still beautiful things nearby! Anyone reading this....try looking for those beautiful places near your homes!!