Sunday, November 4, 2007
Henrieville is so pretty. I appreciate it even more each time I visit! The first time I took Hunter to Henrieville, he fell in love. With Henrieville, not with me! LOL. Because he was already in love with me, that is. At least, that's my version of the story. So anyway, Hunter and I were getting sick of the nasty SLC air so as soon as the weekend came around we beelined it to southern Utah. Heavenly Henrieville, here we come!
My papa had the sole responsibility of playing host, because my mama spent the weekend with her mama. So Hunter, Gary and I had a nice, relaxing, peaceful weekend. Of course, being in the fresh, clean and pure countryside air meant we were obligated to spend time outdoors. So we did.
It's kinda interesting...we used to live in Kodachrome Basin, which is a state park about 13 miles from Henrieville. By road, that is. Kodachrome itself is actually just a couple of miles south of Henrieville. Like so:
Of course, Kodachrome is a basin...which means if you try to walk there from Henrieville, you'd have to climb down a big, steep mountain. There is actually a trail down the side of the mountain...the local farmers used to move their cattle into the basin every year. But that trail is basically a road to sudden and instant death...it's virtually impassable anymore. There was a time when it was in much better shape, and my dad actually hiked it. I think Jed, and possibly Becca, went with him. No way in $*&!#@ would you get me down that thing. However, we did hike to the rim, and we took our friendly little RC trucks with us. Here's the evidence:
I thought for sure this was going to be our last picture EVER:
Does anyone else get nervous just looking at that pic? Eeek. Well anyway, I'm happy to report that there were no sudden plunges off the side of the cliff--thank goodness! And we had a great time relaxing in Henrieville. It's the perfect getaway!