Sunday, July 6, 2008

What our vacation would've looked like

Every summer we spend our summer vacation in Southern Utah. We stay in my parent's cabin in Duck Creek. Duck Creek Village's claim to fame is that "My Friend Flicka" was filmed there about a million years ago...If you can post into the comments section who starred in that movie, I'll be impressed.

Anyway, this year we were unable to take our usual vacation. I used all of my vacation time off as I recovered from my elbow injuries a couple of months ago.

Our daughter, Aubrey, and son-in-law, Curtis, stayed at the cabin for us this year and took some wonderful photos.

Here's the couple standing together:

Looking out over Cedar Breaks:

Aubrey and Curtis standing next to a 1,600 year old bristle cone pine tree:

Princess, this is where you ask your husband for anything you want...

Aspen Mirror Lake:

Aspen Mirror Stream:

Aspen Mirror Stream:

Hiking the Narrows at Zion's. The hike is in the middle of the river:

The Narrows:

Zion's National Park:

And finally, the firepit behind the cabin:

Hopefully next summer we can all be there together again.


ama49 said...

I love Zions! Have you ever done "the Subway"? That trail's amazing as well!

You make me almost homesick for Utah...but I still think WA's better : )

Dan and Wendy said...

Hey Aaron,

Thanks for coming by. I haven't hiked, the Subway yet, but I'll have to put it on my to-do list.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh, wow! These are some gorgeous pictures!

Now we just need to keep you healthy so you don't miss out next year.

Dan and Wendy said...

Hi Tristi,

I hear you. I'm already going through cabin withdrawal and it isn't pretty... ;-)

Allen said...

Dan & Wendy,

It wasn't quite a million years ago that the Flicka movies were made. I remember the time the movie people came to Cedar City to film a scene at the train depot. It took them all day to film a guy riding a bike to the station. I went with my parents to watch the filming. Hmmm... maybe it was a million years ago; I am getting old, you know.

Dan and Wendy said...

Hi Allen,

Thanks for stopping by. According to imdb's website, the film was made in 1943. That would make it 65 years ago. The TV series of that name was done in the 50's.

Allen said...

In 1943 I was 8 years old. That sounds about right. In my mind's eye I can still see the guy on the bike, peddling toward the train depot. We spent a good part of the day watching them shoot the scene several times. Back in the 40s and 50s there were quite a few movies made in Southern Utah.

I liked your picture of Cedar Breaks. In 1955 I hiked Ashdown's Gorge and got close to the base of the Breaks. Beautiful country!

Marsha said...

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