Remember wayyyyyy back when I told you we were BBQing a goat on a rotisserie? Here it is.
and here's the "vultures" waiting for a bite! LOL It was tasty.
The Mr and I went on a road trip not too long ago. We had planned on maybe going up to Jackson Hole Wy, and going to the Bar J and enjoying ourselves, but I just didn't like the thoughts of driving in a mad rush all day long to get there in time to stand in line for our seats, and then driving in a mad rush to get home sat evening. So, we did something so fun, something that we really haven't done before. We went south, with only one thought in mind, and that was to go see Cove Fort. The Mr. had never been here, and it was only four hours drive. Not too bad.
No deadlines, no motel reservations, and not that far of a drive. Now I had been to Cove fort before, because for almost the first 11 yrs of my life my family lived over the mountain in Monroe. My dad's mom lived in Delta, so we drove by there lots. I knew that my GGGrandfather Charles Wilden had built a fort close by out of wood, Fort Wilden, which had later been abandoned. I had been before on a field trip with my grade school, but I had never been back to Cove Fort since it has been restored and is a mission. The mission part was of great interest to the Mr.
I could go on and on about this little fort, but I shall spare you. If you have an interest, click on the link and you can read and view some more about this historic place. I will tell you, that there were 12 rooms on the inside of the fort, which housed the family and over night stage guests. Pine was used for the roof and the massive doors on the east and west ends, but the fort was made from lava rock and lime stone. The stages stopped twice a day, one from the north going south and one from the south going north. The fort was built instead of a town because of the scarcity of water, and was to be a way station for pioneers traveling along the "Mormon Corridor"....settlements stretching from Idaho to Nevada connected by a network of roads, telegraph lines and postal routes. ( I love historic sights...can you tell?)
looking out one of the gun slits, towards the vegetable garden.
ceder pole corral, tied together with rawhide. It was rock solid.
This is not an old quilt, but was made and donated for this bed. It was all done by hand, and double stitched like the old ones were.
I loved the kitchen and the dinning room. I could have taken it ALL home with me! LOL
Do you see that pie safe Sylvia? I "need" one like it!
This is inside looking towards the south side of the fort. The north side is a twin. There is lawn and tress in the middle, with huge massive doors on either end.
Ahhhhhh. The kitchen!
WE had such a good time on our trip. If we saw something we wanted to see, we stopped and saw it. We ended up staying the night in Filmore, and even went to the park there where they were having a Fourth of July celebration, and bought us some supper, and ate it as we watched "Filmore's got talent" !
We went to a lavender farm, a fruit farm and an art show. And the best part of the trip was, I got to have the Mr ALL to myself, and I had his entire undivided attention! :-) We both enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to the fall when we are going to go somewhere else kinda close by and see what there is to see!
Our SIL works for the division of natural resources, (DNR) and we had the opportunity to go stay at one of the DNR's cabins. This one was up by the Strawberry Pinnacles. We had a good time, and were sorry that we could not stay longer .
a little mountain climbing with the Mr and three oldest grandsons...
and a little fly tying...oldest son...
a little humming bird "nest" watching...
a little sitting and thinkin..... #4 GS
a little fishing... SIL
a little sleeping....GS #5
and just some relaxing.
One of our little "chick-a-bee's" came for a sleep over last night! She kept us entertained.
She did enjoy her "redneck" bath! LOL
She did enjoy her "redneck" bath! LOL
We are having a busy summer. I am LOVING it! I have been antiquing, playing, reading, working, dreaming, visiting, and trying hard to walk 4 miles 6 mornings a week! We have even been running some!! ( I'm so proud of us!) The Mr. has a beautiful garden and we have been eating some of the fruits of his labor. I truly hope your summer has been as nice as mine. I hope you can find the time and money to squeeze in some travel of some sort, and some visits with dear friends and family. Our family is growing again, WAHOO! Grandchild number 8 is due to arrive this winter. Blessings for sure.
Soon it will be time for Rendezvous at Fort Bridger, and back to school, so I'm holding on to summer with all my might and strength. I LOVE IT!
I am having some troubles with blogger templates....anyone having any trouble? I'm not too sure I'm a fan of the new stuffs. I am also having troubles uploading my pictures for my header, doesn't seem to shrink to fit.... also, some of the links on my side bar are not links anymore, but just pictures......I've tried to re-do them, but to no avail.... HELP ANYONE OUT THERE! ahhhhhhh I think I need to wipe the slate clean and start over! Or maybe throw my hands up in the air and walk away....yeah, that will do the trick huh!
I need to spend some time on here and get it figured out. Maybe another day.......like in the winter? LOL
A dear friend of mine and her little family are moving to southern Colorado next month. Work.
I shall miss her, but I'm also excited for them and the changes that will come their way. BUT, I know the way to Colorado..... I can go for a little drive and have a visit! :-)
I made bread today........however, it's still not in bread pans.....I just punched it down again......I had better get after it or it'll be a mess. Navajo tacos for us tonight! Yummy
Enjoy your day!