Saturday, August 30, 2008
I received a new calling at church, scoutmaster. I am not an Eagle Scout. In fact I was never a Boy Scout, just cubs. So I don't know much about how things work but I do love being outdoors and camping.
We had our first camp out Friday night. Three scouts made it and we had a great time.
We didn't go very deep in the mountains. We were only a 10 minute walk from our car but it was a great spot. We were right by a trail so we had a little traffic but the best part was the spring right by. It is clean so you don't have to filter it. I slept in the hennesey hamock you can see in a couple of the pictures in the trees. It is quite comfortable and easy to setup.
Posted by Brian Ekstrom at 9:23 AM
Friday, August 15, 2008
I decided to sit down and catch up our blog today. I've made quite a few posts so keep scrolling. I'll apologize now for the number of slide shows, but they show a lot a pictures without taking up tons of space and waiting forever for them to upload. I hope you enjoy catching up on some of the fun things we've done these last few weeks.
Posted by Lesa at 1:16 PM
Brian was off today so we decided to go and watch the launch of some hot air balloons at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival. It was really interesting to watch. It made for an early morning, but the day was beautiful so it all turned out.
Posted by Lesa at 1:04 PM
Did you know Frank Lloyd Wright designed a house in Bountiful, UT? Maybe I should back up, do you know who Frank Lloyd Wright is? He was a pretty famous (and revolutionary for the time) architect who lived from 1867 to 1959. A couple of his most famous buildings are the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Falling Water, a home in Pennsylvania. If you want to know more you can look it up. But anyway, back to my original question, Did you know he designed a house in Bountiful? I didn't, but was really excited when I learned that he did and saw that it was going to be opened for tours.
The house was built in about 1953 and lived in for a few years until the original owner had to move out of state. It then fell into disrepair until about ten years ago when a pair of guys found it, realized what they had, and worked to restore it. The house is about 1,600 square feet (pretty small) and sits on 10 acres in the mountains in Bountiful. It's for sale for anybody interested, only $4.1 million (Yikes!).
Here are some pictures of the outside of the house. They're not the greatest, but since Frank Lloyd Wright liked to blend his homes into the landscape, it's hard to get any really good shots.
Posted by Lesa at 12:08 PM
Over the first weekend in August we were in the Tetons for the annual Bradley family reunion. Here are a couple of slide shows of our time at camp. The fist is Bradley playing with Noah and Todd. The second is just a bunch of pictures in no particular order.
Posted by Lesa at 11:54 AM
A couple weeks before our annual family reunion in the Tetons we decided to "practice" camping with Bradley. The farm turned out to be the best option so that's where we went. Bradley passed the test, he did pretty well sleeping in the tent. Here are a couple pictures of our time there.
Posted by Lesa at 11:38 AM