Monday 28 September 2009

Sandra and Eleanor

Sandra visits Eleanor nearly every day but our lasd day was the only time i managed to get a photo of her with her neice.

Grandma Ward with Eleanor

Leslie's Granny Ward with Eleanor.

Nancy and Eleanor

Nancy just loves to nurse Eleanor so when we were invited to Carlo & Sidne's for a final dinner before we left to go home she soon took over.

Sunday 27 September 2009

Mill Creek Canyon

Picnic at Mill Creek Canyon

Fraser & Leslie decided to take us up to Mill Creek Canyon for a Sunday picnic. It was nice and quiet and an ideal spot for a picnic. Once again Eleanor slept all the time we were there.

Grandad Gavin pushing the stroller

Red Butte Gardens

Beautiful Red Butte Gardens. Eleanor was so well behaved despite the heat being in the upper 80s

Red Butte Gardens

Fraser & Leslie in Red Butte Gardens at the exact spot where they were married in April 2005.

Thursday 24 September 2009

Fraser & Almond

Fraser and Almond near the end of the trail. By this time we were all tired but it had been a very enjoyable hike in beautiful mountains. Almond could hardly get into the car at the end of the walk she was so tired, but of course she had walked many more miles than us and swam quite a distance as well.

Lunch stop at Island lake.

Island Lake Hike in the Uintas Mountains

In the following photographs you will see several of the Lakes we went past and in one of them you will see Almond enjoying a swim. This was a really special day and the scenery was just fantastic.

Island Lake Hike

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Fraser, Almond and I went on a hike today to Island Lake in the Uintas Mountains. This was a spectacular walk at an average height of 10,000ft. The weather was glorious and the temperature was in the mid 50s even at 10,000ft. The hike went past 6 lakes and Almond decided to swim in them all.

But Eleanor slept through everything

We left the house at about 12 noon after Eleanor had been fed and she slept most of the time and at 11000ft she never batted an eyelid and was as good as gold. We had lunch back at Snowbird Center and Eleanor slept most of the time on the journey back, but was really hungry and ready for her feed when we got back about 4.00pm.

Even Gaye made it to the top

Gaye was very apprehensive about going up in the Cable Car but she did not look down and made it ok and was delighted she went.

Grahams on Hidden Peak


Fraser took a days holiday today and we all went to Snowbird which is about 45t minutes drive from Salt Lake City. The ski resort is at 8100ft and we took the Cable Car to the top of Hidden Peak which is 11,000ft. The views from the top were amazing and the temperature at the top was about 50F so it was chilly but very clear.

Wednesday 23 September 2009

The Grand Canyon

This was a 600 mile round trip bus journey from Las Vegas, but it was worth it as the Grand Canyon has to be seen to be believed.

This was the shopping entrance to Cesars Palace shopping centre.

Cesars Palace

We visited several of the big hotels and both Gaye and i thought that Cesars Palace was the best of them.
The shopping area looked as if it was outside as the roof was just like an early evening sky and you thought you were shopping outdoors. For me to say this was a wonderful shopping experience must be a real compliment.

Las Vegas

We are just back from 4 nights in Las Vegas and this is the hotel we stayed in the Las Vegas Hilton which used to be the largest hotel in the world.

Friday 18 September 2009

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Gaye and i visited the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at rehearsals last night in the Tabernacle at Temple Square. Even although it was just a rehearsal there were over 500 people there to see them.

Thursday 17 September 2009

Morning Walk

Morning Walk

This morning Almond and i tackled our toughest walk in the 2 weeks we have been going for our early morning walk.
This is the highest point behind the Avenues area and is about 7000ft above sea level and about 2000ft
above Fraser & Leslies's house. Even at 9.00am it was quite hot and i think i was panting more than Almond but i was really chuffed that we got up as high as the views were just brilliant.

Wednesday 16 September 2009

The Mormon Temple in the Sunset

At the end of our walk we were on our way back to the house when we noticed the sun setting along 2nd Avenue showing the Temple in a bright light.

Graham Family go for a Walk

The Graham family head for a walk with baby Eleanor down D Street in Avenues, Salt Lake City. Even Almond has the name Graham on her Kennel Society Birth Certificate.

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Little Girl in a Green Dress


This Cricket was found on the fence post in the garden.

House at Menden

This is Carlo & Sidne's house taken from their field. The building on the left is Carlo's huge workshop. The house and field etc covers an area of 5 acres so they will be like Crofters when they finally move there.

Bear Lake

Sunday 13 September 2009

Bear Lake

Bear Lake is in Northern Utah with the north end of the Lake actually in Idaho.

Mountain Spring near Bear Lake

The view from Carlo & Sidne's Sitting room

Boys on their 4 wheeler

Fraser was keen to let me have a go on Carlo's 4 wheeler and it was a bit tricky at first but i soon got the hang of it.

Promantory Summit

Promantory Summit is where the Union Pacific Railroad joined the East with the West.
Leslie is in the photograph with her mum & dad Sidne & Carlo beside Engine 119 a replica of the Engine used that day when the team from the West met the team from the East.
We travelled here on Friday on our way to Menden near Logan where they have built their new house.

Friday 11 September 2009

Leslie & Eleanor

Eleanor was weighed at the Clinic today and she has gained 11oz in a week so we are all very proud of her.

Thursday 10 September 2009

Elenor's Grandparents

Gaye is a little Tyred

The Largest Man Made Hole in the Ground in the World

We were take up to the Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine today by Carlo & Sidne, Leslie's parents and the experience was fantastic. It is so large that the huge trucks carrying up to 300 tonnes of rock appear like little toys on the ground.

Sunday 6 September 2009

Fraser & Leslie's House

I spend many hours sitting on the veranda reading with Almond at my feet.

In the Back Yard

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