Sunday, September 28, 2008

Autumn in the Canyon

I can see from my house that the mountains are starting to get those beautiful fall colors. So it was time to take the family into the canyon. A lot of times I just think about doing these things, but tonight we were spontaneous and we jumped in the car and headed for Bridal Veil Falls with 40 minutes to sunset. Don't worry, we made it with plenty of time to spare; so much in fact that Dad thought it would be a good idea to hike up to the falls.
Good thing I wore my hiking shoes.

Yep, and it didn't help that I was carrying the baby in the sling so my balance was a little tricky. But Tyler was quite the knight. He helped the girls and me across every risky rock slide and slippery slope and yes, I was glad that we hiked up to the falls. June was especially excited that we got to hike (apparently we need to do stuff like this more often). We took a more treacherous path up, but found the right one on the way down. There were a lot of people out for a quiet Sunday evening because they were doing the Bridal Veil Film Festival. I had not heard of this event until just this afternoon, but it didn't slow down our hiking at all; on the contrary, we slowed down young spry couples who were hiking behind us. I took a picture of the big blow up screen where they watch the movies.

I wonder how many people try to watch from covert places without paying?
The main reason we hiked in the first place is right here folks; look at those lovely autumn colors splattered on the hillside.

And like I said, we made it all the way up to the falls where that young spry couple who was following us was nice enough to take a picture for us.

Sorry you can't see Daisy. The blanket I brought to keep her warm basically covers the papoose, but she's in there somewhere.
It was a really beautiful evening and I have to admit that we should do it more often.

Next time, better shoes.


raging stallion said...

This is the first place I saw Maleen's bra—yes on the first date. Man, I'm a fast mover. Beg her to tell you the story, then I'll tell the real version.

Bridal Veil Falls will live on in my memory for a very long time. Oh, and the hike tonight was good to.

¡Vieve! said...

I love the fall with all the pretty colors-I bet it was gorgeous to be up there!

Raging stallion, I never will ever see you as a fast mover.

deckerfam said...

It looks like your cute family had a fun Sunday! Thank goodness for blogs! You can keep up with people so much easier than just a few minutes of talking in church or what not : )

Rynell said...

Looks like fun!

K Cazier said...

We hike often as a whole family and it is always tons of fun!!! It is always a good activity to pick up, no matter what age your kids are. Maleen, I have to admit that I am ofen caught wearing the same hiking shoes :) !

Emilie said...

Looks like fun! I have noticed the colors and wanted to take a ride in the canyon. You will have to tell the story about when Tyler saw your bra!