Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fruita..The name says it all

Some great sites to learn more about Fruita, Utah:

Fruita had to be my favorite place we went on our trip! We did so much in the couple days that we had and we almost didn't go to Fruita, but I am so glad we did because it was my favorite part of the trip! This is definately a place I would love to come again. The park was actually a homestead for early pioneers. I think there were 10 families who settled there, and one man planted huge orchards, and now you can go and pick what you want and pay! They built a one-room schoolhouse for the children and had one teacher. The Gifford House is now a museum and a cute bakery shop that sales pies, jams, and homeade aprons. There was also a cool Ford truck parked out front that my dad would have liked!

On our hike to Hickman Bridge

Hickman Bridge..all of a sudden the clouds rolled in and thunder was above us when we happened to be hiking on the highest part of the mountain on our hike! Needless to say we ran as fast as we could and we were hair was dripping and our clothes were soaked, but it was so fun to get cooled down...I don't think I've ever been that drenched in a rainstorm before...we won't ever forget that-even living in St. George, knowing the sudden rainstorms we recieve and then 5 min. later the sun is out, would have never prepared me for this rainstorm! It was fun and I'm glad that Jaxon wasn't there getting drenched...and then probably getting a cold the next day! The power even went out at one of the visitor centers we went to! Our kind of trips are probably different to some people, but Jake and I really enjoy learning more about the pioneers and going new places in our home state! We love to go to the State/National parks, hiking, and enjoying the scenery. I think we take for granted living in such a beautiful state that millions of people from all over the world come to visit for a few days, and here we are lucky enough to have it in our backyard!


Kalli said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm totally the same way! I love exploring new places in our own state because you never know what kind of things that you can find when you are actually so close!

Jessica said...

Looks awesome!