Friday, January 23, 2009

Precious.

We heart Barack.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Zip Line!

Yesterday we went to the Utah Olympic Park and rode the zip line a couple of times. We rode it twice two summers ago but when we saw an article in Sunset last month about riding in the winter, we knew we had to try it. When we pulled in the parking lot, the thermometer in the Subi said 16 degrees F, and that was in the sun. The lift and the zip line were both in full shade. Needless to say, it was cold. It's been about 24 hours and I'm not sure if I'm completely thawed yet. The lift ride was chilly enough, but the zip line goes about 50mph, so figure in the wind chill and that's possibly why I couldn't feel my thumbs, which is why our video below got cut off halfway down the line. It's not easy working a tiny camera with tiny buttons with chunky fleece mittens. Below the video is us on the lift the first time up, before the cold really hit us. If you click on the photo, it'll take you to our Flickr photostream and you can see the other pics we took at the Olympic Park.
video

Utah Olympic Park

Donut Falls

Back in December, Trav took a week off work to go play in the snow. He went to Mueller Park, Dog Lake (see photos below) and Donut Falls, and then he cross-country skied at North Fork Park. He's quite the ace with our digital camera. He made some beautiful photos. Here are some from Donut Falls, and if you click on the photos, they'll take you to our Flickr photostream and you can see all the photos he took.
Donut Falls

Donut Falls

Donut Falls

Dog Lake

Here are a few photos from Trav's December trek to Dog Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. If you click on the photos, they'll take you to our Flickr photostream and you can see all the photos he took along the way.
Dog Lake

Dog Lake

Dog Lake