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Cedar Breaks

October 11, 2010

Last night we got back from a perfectly long weekend.  We spent a few days together with some friends at one of the greatest places on earth: The Cabin (definitely deserves to be capitalized).  Creamie has taken to calling it The Cabbage. Ha!  It was absolute heaven, and just the relaxing weekend we needed right now.  We were able to fit a lot into the few days we were there, most of which I did not take pictures of.  But this pic is my very favorite from the whole trip.

gone fishing

We went fishing at Navajo Lake, and it was every bit as beautiful as it looks.  The water is crystal clear and you can see straight to the bottom.  It was a warm afternoon and I sat on a blanket on the rocky beach looking at the leaves and watching my two favorite people do what they love most.  Fishing for Scott and throwing rocks for Creamie.  If I ever have a chance to live one day over again, this will rank high up on my list of options.  After Creamie had stepped in the water a few times and her shoes, socks and pants were soaked we got back in the car for a short drive to Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Snow at Cedar Breaks

Often overlooked, Cedar Breaks sits in the tops of the mountains with the rim well over 10,000 feet above sea level.  Wind and water has carved out a gorgeous amphitheater 2,500 feet deep that is full of amazing red rock formations. The whole mountain top was crusted with beautiful snow but a bitterly cold wind kept our visit short.

Cedar Breaks snowman

I could look at these rocks for the rest of my life and never stop loving them.  I’m jealous of the snowman, because he does get to look out across this beauty for the rest of his (albeit short) life.

Freezing at Cedar Breaks

Creamie couldn’t appreciate it much.  It was getting to be late afternoon and she hadn’t had lunch.  She was going on day three with no nap.  And due to her earlier adventures at the lake she is wearing her mittens on her feet instead of her shoes.  Which unfortunately meant that she had cold hands and feet.   Good grief, where are that poor child’s parents.

We were sad to come home and face the real world of phone calls and piles of emails and work and laundry.  It was the perfect weekend.  Thanks M+G for letting us crash at your Cabbage.  We can’t wait to go back.  (Also, SNOW!  I got to touch it and taste it and smell it.  I can’t wait for winter to creep down the mountains and settle in at my house.)  Happy Monday!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2010 1:04 am

    And I am jealous of you and I am jealous of the snowman and now you’ve seeded jealously! But I live vicariously through you guys and I am happy for you that you got to enjoy that!
    It looks beautiful there!

  2. October 11, 2010 1:26 am

    my all time favorite thing to see is fall trees reflected in water and that picture is stunningly beautiful. you should enter it in a contest!! and i love rocks and rock formations–always have from when i was about your little girl’s age and collected precious rocks–i’m sure they were just plain old plain old but they were my treasures. thanks for sharing

  3. October 11, 2010 2:54 am

    Absolutely gorgeous scenery!! Sounds like a perfect weekend!

  4. Paige permalink
    October 11, 2010 8:03 am

    This was such a good blog post!
    I love days like that!
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Annie permalink
    October 11, 2010 8:29 am

    OK, I have to say…you are a bit crazy for the whole wish of winter to come because for me that means shoveling snow 😦 and there isn’t anything that I hate more in life. I think we have the longest sidewalk in history, but your little family vacation looked lovely, I am quite jealous!! Did you get my email with the very important information in it??

  6. October 11, 2010 8:40 am


    Looks like a really lovely, no-stress weekend. Thanks for sharing. Your pictures are gorgeous.

    Can I ask one little favor? When the snow comes, would you mind keeping it all over at your house?

    xo -El

  7. October 11, 2010 10:19 am

    Um, in that last pic Creamie looks really cranky. I kind of love it. 🙂

    Happy Weekend!

  8. October 11, 2010 11:31 am

    Wow. Terrific!

  9. October 11, 2010 1:05 pm

    Definitely one of my favorite places on earth! My kids called it The Pabin for a long time. I kind of miss it. So glad you had a fabulous weekend 🙂

  10. lacey permalink
    October 11, 2010 2:01 pm

    lovely, just lovely. Aren’t “cabbages” the best! 🙂

  11. October 13, 2010 9:55 am

    AGH! I’m having a little bit of heartbreak over the fact that I have so many good people I know would hold dear to my soul to whom I am geographically disadvantaged. I loved this post. Beautiful. 🙂

  12. October 14, 2010 6:28 pm

    Ahhhh, beautiful!

  13. October 17, 2010 5:14 pm

    The pics are really postcard perfect!


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