Powell… again

I snapped a few photos of Erik and Ben eating lard cubes, oh excuse me, french toast stix, Saturday and they said, “That will go on the blog for sure!”

“No, I don’t think I’m going to bore everyone with another haphazard(lost toenails, lost bag, lost child) camping trip.” I replied.

Ben– “You have to write so that we know what we did!”

So here ya go. Sorry if it’s torture…

Halfway down to Powell we changed destinations to meet friends in the much bigger, posh end of the lake– Wahweap Bay.

What can I say? We are easily influenced.

Gabriel packed exactly two bouncy balls, froggy, his nerf gun and the bullet.

“Why didn’t you bring a swimsuit Gabe?”

“Oh, I’m not planning on getting in the water.”

Thankfully, Xander packed an extra swimsuit but let’s not talk about clean underwear OK?

Erik and the boys contructed a fabulissimo tent over the past few weeks. They could hardly wait to set it up. It’s niiiiiiiiiiiiice.

Sadly, only one night was spent in our magnificent homemade tent. Windstorms drove us into a tiny motel room one night and our friend’s luxury houseboat the other. We wandered around the houseboat in a daze– not one, but three flush toilets, air conditioning, big screen TVs, 3 refrigerators… our friends called us cheapskates, hicks and country bumpkins. We could only nod our heads and agree.

But it’s Lake Powell, and no matter what goes wrong, it’s absolutely perfect.

July 27, 2008
July 31, 2008



  1. Blue

    July 30, 2008

    terrific pictures Michelle! So was this a separate trip to LP, or just more pics from the first one?

    I can’t believe how crazybusy this summer has been. I’m looking forward to a month from today when, I’m hoping we’ll be getting together at 10am again. I’ve missed that!

    You’re amazing!

  2. Ken

    July 30, 2008

    Dear Michelle,
    Thanks for sharing your Lake Powell trip with terrific photos. I remember pulling you around Lake Powell on on a water ski until I ran out of gas before you ran out of strength.
    With love,

  3. Melissa

    July 30, 2008

    Just gorgeous Michelle!
    Ah, looks like a slice of Heaven!

  4. Christie

    July 30, 2008

    Beautiful pics, as always.

    But what’s your exciting news? I’ve been waiting with baited breath…

  5. Jan Russell

    July 30, 2008

    I could never tire of your gorgeous photographs – love them all – especially seeing CUTE MOM in them, too!

    Gabriel’s backpack contents look familiar – ha! Harrison would LOVE to play!

  6. Tracy

    July 31, 2008

    Thank you for sharing! What amazing memories! Gorgeous pics!

  7. Darlene

    July 31, 2008

    I married into a family that did Lake Powell. They kept saying, “You’ve got to come with us.” I kept thinking, “So it’s a lake. I’ve seen lots of lakes. What’s the big deal?” And then I went.

    There’s nothing in the world like Lake Powell.

    Yes, let’s get together sometime! At a park or something?

    BTW, I’m class of ’88, too. Granite High (home of the mighty farmers).

  8. Claudia

    July 31, 2008

    Hey girl, so thats what you’ve been up to. We are green with envy. LOVED your photos as usual!We must talk soon…love C.

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