Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ferron Mountain trip Aug 2009

Sorry that it has been so long since my last post of what has been on with the Larsen family, but wow has August been crazy busy. We have been camping, visiting friends and doing lots and lots of canning along with our calling as Scout leaders. Well I will briefly tell you about our trip to Ferron Mountain. For those of you who don't know, that is where Mat's family is from and where part of his growing up years were. Ferron is located 30 miles west of Price and is out there by Castle Dale and Orangeville. It is pretty much out in the middle of nowhere, but it is where his family is. Well, we went camping with his mom and dad, and sister Emily and her husband Kyle and their kids Camille, Landon and Andrew and Mat's niece, Maddison was with his parents. We were so glad to be there. Lynne, my mother-in-law, said that it has been 25 years since she has been up Ferron Mountain. It was really beautfiul. It was also really cold. The first night was great, but the last 2 nights got so cold that Hayden had to come and sleep with Mat and I in the bed.

We didn't do a whole lot, but just play games, read books and hike around the campsite and go down to the lake. The kids were entertained with the logs and trees and sticks around us as well as the crafts that Grandma brought to do such as painting with watercolors and doing necklaces and bracelets. The kids had a blast, especially Daxton and Cami and Maddi who were always doing the beads and painting. Daxton has such a creative mind and is always coloring at home and making things up. I hope that he keeps it up and uses his creativity.

The most dramatic thing that happened was that Hayden got bit on the hand by Emily's dog, Sir Sparticus or Sparti. Hayden was just looking at what Sparti was doing and he snapped at him because Sparti was trying to protect the food that he had by him. Hayden was hurt too badly and just was scraped a little bit. He wouldn't keep on a bandaid and we just made sure that the cut was kept clean and there would be no infections.

We had a great time with Mat's family. It was so nice to be up there where Mat's family had once gone generations ago. The ranger even told us that the only people that come up the canyon is those that grew up in the area. No one comes up to Ferron Mountiain for just because unless you know where it is.

I hope that through the pictures I have posted you can see the true beauty of the place. It was amazing. I hope to go back another time and hope that it is much warmer for us.