Thursday Thirteen #16


Thanks again to BohoRhap for the TT graphic

Thirteen places Vixen has gone camping with her kids

  1. Smith and Morehouse, Utah – Many times. One of those times the entire neighborhood/cul-de-sac came and it was a blast!
  2. Flaming Gorge, Utah – Too many times to count. One of my favorite places ever. Beauty and excellent fishing.
  3. Stanley, Idaho on the Salmon River, Sawtooth National Forest – Every summer for 15 years. The place of summer vacations. I would live there in a heartbeat.
  4. Mirror Lake, High Uintah, Utah – One of our weekend escapes. Hop in the truck on Friday night, fly up through Wyoming and boom: good times and ultimate escape.
  5. South Fork Weber River, Utah – A quickie. Only 20 minutes from home and the best and easiest trout fishing.
  6. Weber Canyon, Utah – Another quickie. About 35 minutes, great fishing and only a few minutes to Pineview Reservoir to take the kids swimming.
  7. Yellowstone National Park – My honeymoon was there. We also had a “family reunion/camping week” there. Awesome scenery.
  8. Yosemite National Park – My most favorite place ever. Went there twice a year as a child. The place I ran away too, when I was 16.
  9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Went to a Mountainman Rendezvous there and rafted down the river.
  10. Imperial Sand Dunes, CA – Great motorcycle riding and four wheeling. And discovery that the hospital in Yuma sucks. Sometime this week I will go look up my “Things We Learned In The Desert” and post it. Funny now. At the time…not so funny.
  11. Corral Canyon, CA – Many weekends spent motorcycle riding. Great fun. And a learning experience for the kids (The ranger taught them to never to go away from camp in the dark alone, and if they were surprised in the night by someone running through the bushes how to yell “La Migra!” A Park Ranger, not me!)
  12. Big Blackfoot River, Montana – I planned an entire two week vacation there. After reading and then watching the movie of A River Runs Through It. My second favorite movie of all time. I live for trout fishing (river) and after that movie I HAD to go. It was beautiful, but when we got there and talked to the Park Ranger, it turned out that although the book was based there, Robert Redford (director) had decided it didn’t look raw enough and it was filmed 700 miles east. Since we had just driven 900 miles, I skipped going on to where it was filmed. Still a beautiful place.
  13. Salt Flats, Utah – There my youngest was convinced by the older kids to kick cow patties and one flipped up landed on her head (funny) and oldest had her first motorcycle accident, taking the handlebars in her ribs (not funny).

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  1. Great TT, wanted to also let you know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. πŸ™‚

    Mine’s up!!!

  2. “13. There my youngest was convinced by the older kids to kick cow patties and one flipped up landed on her head (funny) and oldest had her first motorcycle accident, taking the handlebars in her ribs (not funny). ”

    I still LOL every time I think about Bear kicking that cow patty on to the top of her head and then crying about it….and not only did I take handle bars to the ribs; I still have a permanent scar the size of a silver dollar on my calf from the exaust pipe. The bike fell down on top of me and I was too small to lift it off even though I could feel the pipe burning my leg. I have never seen dad move so fast. I remember looking up at him, he glanced back, threw down his bike and ran to lift it off of me. I love my daddy.

  3. I have been to Mirror lake I worked one summer at a camp in the Uintahs, been to Jackson Hole ,and yYllowstone

  4. This is a perfect 13!!!! Such beautiful areas you’ve been to…I think Utah has some wonderful gorgeous monoliths…pretty, pretty country. And Jackson Hole Wyoming? Outstanding!!!!

    Great list.

    My T T is published, won’t you drop by?

  5. Hmm… I’ve never been to any of these places (never been in the USA at all, that is), but they sound like great places. Hope to go there one day!

    Happy TT πŸ™‚

  6. You are so cool to take your kids camping. I like the idea of camping, and the communing with nature, but not the work and prep and back ache and migraine I always get. You rock!

  7. Mar

    We love to camp also! Do you go to Imperial often? We do Buttercup 3 or 4 times a year. I would love to see you there sometime if we were going to be there on the same weekend.

  8. WoW! How cool is that. I’ve never been camping in my life, but the new boyfriend is really RV serious, so who knows. lol

  9. “Flaming Gorge, UT” made me remember that hilarious scene from “Blazing Saddles” where all the cowboys were sitting around the campfire after a huge meal of beans. I’m sorry, I can’t quit chuckling.

    I’ve never been much of a camper, but I do love visiting beautiful places. Some of these places sound magical.

    Happy TT!! The banner was just the right one for your list today… thanks for the link.

  10. Fun list! My hubby wants to go camping, but I’m a big wuss and haven’t dared go yet. LOL!

    Here’s a recipe you might want:
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1 c oil
    3 c sugar
    2 eggs
    1 lg can pumpkin
    2 t baking soda
    2 t baking powder
    2 t cinnamon
    1 t all spice/1 t cinnamon mixed
    1/2 t ginger
    5 c flour
    1 t salt

    Mix all together with milk chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes.

  11. Wow! Cool! It’s good to see you sharing so with your kids. πŸ™‚

  12. That’s awesome. I’m not much of a camping type of gal, but I would rethink it for sites like those.

    That cookie recipe sounds delicious.

  13. Most of our camping is with the Cub Scouts. Not quite such exotic locations, but maybe one day. At least DD laughs at the GS when they camp in cabins with bun kbeds that even have mattress pads.

  14. Oh, I have such fond memories of Yosemite, too! Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  15. Oh camping sounds really fun right now. We’ve never been camping!

  16. Afraid I HATE camping anywhere now. My last camping trip earned me hundreds of bug bites and a nasty breathing attack. But Yosemite we can get to in an hour and spend all day. That’s a gorgeous place to just wander through. Last time we did the Sequoia Grove hike in June and it was absolutely awe-inspiring. Thanks for reminding me for a moment.


  17. I’ve always wanted to visit Yosemite.

  18. Man, that is great. I hope I have a list like that someday!!

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