Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cascade Springs

Well, since we still had our 3 day canyon pass from when we hiked to TIMP CAVE, we thought we would drive over the ALPINE LOOP.  It is always beautiful (especially in the Fall).  I mostly wanted to drive it because 1) it's been years since I've been, and 2) I wanted some more reference pictures for paintings :)  So yesterday for Family Home Evening, we went for the drive and about half way there I remembered Cascade Springs!  The last few times I've been up there, there hasn't been any cascading due to lack of water, but since we have had such an abundance this year, it was beautiful.  They have bridges and walkways all through the Springs. But wouldn't you know it, halfway through, my camera ran out of batteries.  I was very disappointed.  But here's a few shots I did get.
These first three, are from our drive over the loop before getting to the Springs.  This is up Provo Canyon.  We always drive over the loop starting up Provo Canyon.

 The whole way up and down, the side of the road is like this, trees and wildflowers and beautiful, beautiful views!

Here's Jarrett and the kids at the Springs. P.S.  Doesnt' he look great?  He's been working out alot and riding his bike to work everyday!  I'm so proud of him.

This last one I had to try 4 times to get, as the camera kept shutting off saying "Battery is exhausted."  I felt so triumphant when it finally took the picture and turned off for good.
And then the camera was off for good. Good reason to go back I guess.
On our way back down the mountain we listened to some Pink Floyd, the Deja Vu album and some Led Zeppelin.  (All of which, I might add, just happened to be on the radio!  Coincidence, I think not.) See HERE.  We stopped at the Purple Turtle for some ice cream and shakes.  It was a good evening.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you were able to get some pictures of the Spring taken- what a beautiful place! I've never heard of it or been there, but there are a lot of places I've never heard of or been to that I'm apparently missing out on! Thanks for the post!