Utah Dec 2015
We went to Utah to see the grandkids and visit with Valeri and Bob
On our way to Utah, we saw a herd of Big Horn Sheep on the mountain adjacent to Walker Lake.
I've never seen them in the wild before.
The ones by our house are very elusive.
On our way to St. George, Utah.
Love all the red rock.
My niece, Valeri, and her husband, Bob, bought a house in St. George, UT.
It had been a rental for 10 years, so needed work.
Bob is doing the work himself. The kitchen has new cabinets and countertops.
He also made the stools himself.
He decorated the 1/2 bath off the laundry room. The corregated tin is like a window shade.
He used a rusty barrel for the sink stand.
Here is a better shot. He had to cut off the back a little bit.
He used the excess barrel back to make this cross scultpure. It is lit up inside.
They have 2 cats. This is Seven, who is a Bengal.
Seven with a basket on his head
Seven feels at home anywhere.
John feeding popcorn to Seven
Seven and popcorn
Seven on his cat tree
What was that???
He found my weaving.
Dude you are busted.
Their other kitty is Hannah, She is a Siamese Sphinx (hairless) cat.
She has her winter coat of down. Sorry about the blur.
She also has a weight problem.
Does this head make my body look fat?
Bob made this and gifted it to us.
On Dec 31st, Bob decided to install the backsplash tile in the kitchen.
Seven is his helper.
The garage, which is really a workshop. I thought garages were for cars, but apparently not.
Hermie's Diner. John and I went there before visiting his kids in Enoch, UT.
Rick and Allison's house in Enoch, UT
Left to right: Patrick, John, Kelly (with yellow bow in her hair), Allison, Rick and Lila
Patrick, Allisonm John and Lila
Allison and Lila. Lila will be 4 in February.
Kelly, Allison and Lila
Birthday girl with her crown. She turned 7 on Dec 31st.
Grandpa and Lila
Daddy and silly Lila
Patrick, John, Allision, Kelly, Rick and Lila
John with his kids, Patrick and Allison.
Patrick holding Lila, Allison hanging on to Kelly, John and me!
Mommy, I found a blue marking pen.
Somebody is getting new teeth.
Grandpa and Kelly discuss math.
The math discussion continues.
Goldie Blox has a series of dolls and engineering problems for girls to solve.
Kelly got one that taught about gravity by having the doll on a zip line.
Kelly knew what gravity is.
Grandpa and Kelly work out the pulley issues togther.
And there it goes!
Dec 31st is Kelly's birthday. She chose to go to this museum.
We pay the entry fee at the cashier area.
The gift shop has some cool things.
They found fossil tracks on this guy's farm.
Kelly and the dino tracks,
Checking out the lab.
Nobody was in there.
Lila and Kelly with their dino buddy.
There is an outdoor playyard for the kids.
You can picnic there too. It was too cold for that.
Grandpa helps the girls dig for fossils.
They get right on it.
There is another larger sandbox with "fossils" planted in the sand.
Grandpa and Kelly, the paleontologists.
After the museum, we went back to Allison and Rick's house so the girls could open presents.
They got some clothes for Christmas.
Kelly got more engineering dolls and science books from Grandpa for her birthday.
And of course she wants to play with them right away
She can read the directions herself.
Grandpa helps too.
I got this, Grandpa.
Meanwhile, Bob is working on the kitchen backsplash.
It came out nice. Has to give it a day before putting in the grout.
We had pizza and salad for New Year's Eve dinner.
On New Year's Day, Valeri made pancakes for breakfast.
Thank you, Val and Bob, for letting us stay with you.
On our way home we stopped in Beatty in the Oasis Valley.
John wanted to stop at Ammo Can-o-rama.
But alas, they didn't have the ones he wanted.