Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sand Mountain / Sand Springs Pony Express Station, Nevada

While mostly desolate, there were a few points of interest on our drive to and from Cedar City.

We drove through Walker Lake and saw 20+ big horn sheep, which was a first for us.

On the way back, we stopped and ate dinner at Sand Mountain, Nevada and stopped and looked at the Pony Express station there.

The kids couldn't resist climbing on the dunes.

The kids are in the distance, starting to climb the dunes:

Emptying out the sand:

Some other birds we saw on the drive:

Monday, May 13, 2019

Extraterrestrial Highway, Rachel, NV -- near Area 51

On our way to look at a house in Cedar City, UT, we took the Extraterrestrial Highway.  It is famed for its paranormal experiences and UFO sightings.  We stopped for a few minutes in Rachel, NV, which is the town nearest to Area 51.

The road was deserted, so the kids took a seat in the middle of the highway.

This poor UFO broke down and needed a tow:

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Oakland Temple Open House

Scott and Lori invited us to Ryan's Track Competition to watch him pole vault and to attend the Oakland Temple Open House with them.  They were nice events, but it was especially great to spent time with their family. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time with Uncle Norman and Aunt Beth

Savannah has really enjoyed living next door to Aunt Beth and Uncle Norman.

Uncle Norman has an incredible bug collection.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Woodworking with Grandpa Knight

Grandpa Knight thoughtfully took time with each of the kids while we were staying with them.  They each picked out a woodworking project and he helped them make it.

They each had a great time and learned valuable skills.  Thank you Grandpa!

Fixing Bicycles

We went for beautiful bicycle ride by the Truckee River with Grandpa Knight.  After a while we stopped and noticed thorns all over Tucker and Savannah's tires. 

In all, we found about 11 holes in their tubes.  So we did some bicycle repair.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Visiting Oxbow Nature Study Area and Loyalton, CA with Grandma and Grandpa Knight

Grandma and Grandpa Knight invited us to go on a nature adventure with them.  We went for a nature walk at the Oxbow Nature Study Area in Reno, then we explored Marble Hot Springs, near Loyalton, CA and saw lots of amazing birds.  

Both areas had far more water than usual and some minor flooding.