When we got to Utah our first stop was Moab, then up to the Provo/Orem area. We took roughly the same route back. We have now been home a grand total of 8 days and Traci and Jason have taken our boys scalloping this weekend. I have never looked forward to school starting so much in my life. I love my kids, but 6 and a half days in a mini van can test any mom's sanity.
AND NOW FOR THE PICTURES AND NARRATION.
The boys decided to go hiking in Pigeon Forge. They saw some old rusted out cars across the river from where we were staying. It appears that years ago the cars ran off the canyon road that runs higher up on the mountain and crashed into the valley below. The boys said they saw the skeleton of a body in one of the cars. I didn't believe them, but was too lazy to go check for myself. I'll let Robby take a look the next time they go to Tennessee with us.
Try not to get wet Caroline.
My son Stephen and I, along with a bunch of the nerds from his school went on a trip to St. Augustine, Florida as part of the EXPLO ("Gifted") program. I find myself constantly reminding Stephen to NEVER, EVER put academics above sports. For those of you who don't know him very well, Stephen received the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and about a dozen other athletic awards at the end of school year awards ceremony.