August 20: Shooting stars?
I've taken more pictures of weeds this year than I ever would have imagined.
August 21: The Bountiful LDS Temple. This is where we spent a very serene evening -- it had been quite a while, and it was nice to go back.
Leaving the temple, and hurrying home to pack for our early morning departure, I suddenly remembered that I hadn't taken a picture yet, so I shot this as I drove by. Which explains the quality of the image. It's a much more beautiful building than this shot conveys.
These little piles of stones are ubiquitous in the National Parks of the southwest. They mark the general trails to and from the sights. As long as you can see a cairn, you're going to be okay.
Assuming the 110 degree heat doesn't kill you.
(Luckily it's a dry heat...)
August 23: On the four hour drive home from Moab, after two early mornings and two days full of hiking in the desert heat, I needed something the keep me awake, so I fell back on my old habit of sticking the camera out the window.
I realize it's probably not the safest thing to do -- but it's better than falling asleep.
I love this shot. It looks like something from the movie Cars, doesn't it?
As of today, all of our kids are in school for the whole day.
My wife celebrated the entire day.
Now I don't have to hang my expensive cameras out of the windows, I can just shoot straight up.
It's MUCH safer.
August 26: While we were in Moab over the weekend, we stayed at the Best Western Canyonlands Inn. I highly recommend it -- it was probably the most comfortable economy motel I've ever stayed in. And if you can leave at the spur of the moment, I also recommend going through Priceline -- I got a $150 room for $75. Plus, you HAVE to love the amenities:
Two comfortable queen beds.
One sofa bed.
Flat screen TV.
Free coffee (which doesn't do us much good).
And two complimentary paper towels -- to use as you see fit.
(Yes, I took BOTH of them).