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city slickers

We have been spending the week in Escalante, with my family. It’s been a very wet and cool spring and summer- all the desert is in bloom. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful flowering or patches of green spread out across the desert.
Here are the cowboys who came to ‘fix’ (castrate) my brother’s three Longhorn bull (boy) calves- telling my brother Adam that two of the calves were in fact heifers- that’s means ‘girl’ in layman terms. Awkward.

The kids learned how to drive the tractor by themselves and even made a trip across the river without Uncle Adam, to find and load some landscape rocks by themselves. They think they’ve die and gone to heaven.

Here is Uncle Adam, (greatest hero- my kids will follow him anywhere and happily undertake any job/task with him, I wish they would do that for me) and his new baby ‘Roscoe’ his catahula puppy, about 2 months old being held by Q, M is looking on. In the background is the Slot Canyons Inn, my folks bed and breakfast.


  1. Daybreaking Dickersons

    June 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I love the picture of the kids on the tractor. They just look like they are loving life.

  2. steph

    June 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Hey, you’re back!!! Looks like a great trip-so pretty…Cute puppy..

  3. Crazy Mommy

    June 20, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I can’t stop laughing imagining those cowboys and that whole situation/coversation. Would have loved to be there…

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