Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Weekend

Jesse and I left Bear Lake on Friday morning, and later on that afternoon we headed down to Cedar City to spend the weekend at my grandparents house. They are moving out of their house into a smaller one, and we were there to help them pack up. It was lots of fun to show Jesse around Cedar City since it's like my second home. He liked it so much he even said he wanted to move down there. We came back from Cedar on Monday, and that meant back to real life. Having a whole week of vacation was so amazing. It is so hard to come back and face real life again.
Here are a few more pictures of our week at Bear Lake. The outside of the cabin:
The inside of the cabin from the loft:
Our view from the cabin:
Sherri took some pictures of us at the beach, and I love these two:
I love him :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Minnetonka Cave

Another day at Bear Lake, another adventure. Today we went to Minnetonka Cave, which is about 20 miles away from our cabin. We were glad we packed jackets because it was freezing! According to our guide the cave has a high temperature of about 40 degrees all year long, which is cold for this time of year but I'm sure it'd feel amazing during the winter.

We arrived about 20 minutes before our tour began, so we had plenty of time to take pictures outside. Don't we look excited?

Melissa had fun taking pictures of the landscape.
This map doesn't really do the cave justice. The tour took an hour and a half and we walked up and down a total of 888 metal and rock stairs.
Our attempt at "abstract" photography.
More scenery...
The cave's formations were spectacular. Each room had tons of different and unique combinations of stalagmites and stalactites.
If you look hard enough, you can see the seven dwarfs (personally, I think the guide was high when he was talking about this).
It's freezing!!
This leads to the "Devil's Office." It's 40 feet deep. Melissa seems to think that he really lives down there.
At the deepest point in the cave, the guide turned off all the lights to demonstrate how dark it naturally is. I would've taken a picture, but you wouldn't be able to see anything so what's the point?