We were talking about going to the beach. But when we checked the weather report it said it was going to be overcast. Not quite what we wanted but we decided it would still be worth going. But when we went outside we realized this is not the same.Continue reading “Not the Same”
As you may recall I live out tin Grantsville. This is a small, very small farming town. The neighbor to the back of us is a field and horse pasture. The neighbor down the street has a few head of cattle. The neighbor, well I think you get the picture. Obviously there are no tech jobs out here so I have to commute, if you can all it that.Continue reading “It’s not just a Commute, It’s an Adventure”
Growing up I hated school so I couldn’t wait for summer. It was never long enough and school always starts too soon. But over the years my perspective has changed. Now for me the best part of summer is…Continue reading “The Best Part of Summer”
Since we moved to Utah every summer, two so far, we take a trip to Seattle to visit our friends and family there. Of course it is great seeing everyone and the Pacific North West is always beautiful. But there is always that in-between when things just don’t seem right.Continue reading “Back to Normal”
I don’t know about the rest of the world but Utah seems to have been confused on this one. We had a rather wet spring, which was good since we had been in a drout the past few years. We had a few warm days but then it would drop down to the 50’s. So I kept wondering, “Is it Summer yet?”Continue reading “Is it Summer Yet?”
I have been to many 4th of July celebrations over the years. Some were huge with choreographed music. Others were a few sparklers in the back yard. They all have their own sense of special, but how does a small farming town celebrate the 4th?Continue reading “Small & beautiful”
It takes you 15 minutes off the freeway to get to your house. You are driving through pastures and fields at 65 MPH. Utahans don’t seem to believe in slow country roads.
There are cattle and sheep across from city hall.
When the wind blows a certain way you KNOW your neighbors have livestock.
You see tractors driving down Main St.
Your neighbor has to bundle up their hay.
For sure some of these take more getting use to then others. If we lived in the city we would not have to tend with all of this. But we are enjoying Grantsville. It is quiest and peacefull, unless of course our neighbors cattle get loose down the street.
I know today was Father’s day but that really had nothing to do with it. We had planned on going on a hike last Sunday but other things came up and it just didn’t happen. Because of that we decided we would make sure and clear our calendar to have a hike the next weekend, this weekend. It wasn’t until a few days ago that we realized that today is Fathers day.Continue reading “First Hike of the Summer”
I have moved many times in my life. When it is a desired move usually the first few months are some what exciting. Everything is new. Every time you leave your house it is another adventure. Usually after a few months you have learned where everything is. By this time you have met your neighbors and settled into your community. The adventure is over and “real” life takes over. So is Utah old hat for us now that we have been here for over a year?Continue reading “How is it now?”
As humans in the modern world we are constantly being told ‘truths’ about all kinds of things. Without ever thinking about it we seem to almost instantly analyze and rank these ‘truths’. My mom or teacher told me such and such I will rank it as a “real truth”. I heard a stranger on the street say something about the same topic. I will instantly rank that as a questionable ‘truth’. My friend said something about this I will rank that somewhere in-between. Then there are those things that we question. But our modern life is so busy we don’t tend to question things unless they are very important. Because of this most things that we receive from trusted sources we just take on face value. At least that is the way my brain works. And then there are those rare situations where you are forced to reconsider a long held belief. Today is such a day.Continue reading “Changing more than geography”