These are some giant faces that used to be on a billboard. Now they are leaning against a building near the Exxon gas Station by the freeway. I'm
picking his nose. That is Morgan McAllister with me.
At the Park with an Icee.
Today we went to the Dickson family reunion. It was pretty cool. There were a lot of people that I didn't know but who are apparently related to me. It was held at the Dickson Family Farm, kind of in the backyard of my grandma's brothers sons house. Man, the area was beautiful. It was surrounded by huge trees that offered shade, there was a slight breeze and an awesome creek. Even better than the creek was the hand made bridge that went across it. The bridge was just barely wide enough to allow two people to stand right next to each other (of course depending on the size of the two people.) The only thing to hold on to was a thick piece of telephone line type wire that went from one side to the other. What would a creek and a bridge be with out a rope swing? All the kids were in their swimming suits swinging off the bridge and in to the creek. I didn't have a swimming suit but decided to try it anyway.
Luckily the creek was shallow so I didn't get too wet. The little boys thought I was pretty tough. And I guess I am pretty tough, what can I say?
The best part of the reunion was that we got to hear my Grandma and her siblings read a short autobiography that each of them took the time to write. They included memories they had of their parents, my great-grandparents. My grandparents won the prize for having the most decendants out of all my grandma's other siblings. Crazy how that happened considering they only had 3 kids themselves. I love my grandparents. They are the best!
I hiked Mt. Timpanogos today. We started at 5:00 AM and finished at 12:30 PM. The hike up to the top was nice but on the way down I wanted to die. My feet are blistered and my rear-end is sore. I finally got my camera so here are the first pictures I ever took on my new camera!
In case anyone has ever thought that nothing bad ever happens in Provo Utah, Here is a copy of the Police Beat from the Daily Universe:
July 3: A 47-year-old man was reported to be sleeping in Riverside Park. When police arrived, they found him to be intoxicated from drinking listerine and upset at the disturbance. No further action was taken.
July 3: An individual was reported to be arguing with a Wendy's employee late Tuesday night. The individual was upset because the employee would not accept his walk-up order. The officer backed up the employee and sent the individual home.
July 6: A man was reported soliciting females in the BYU Bookstore to be models. The man said he was an artist for the art museum in Springville. Police found that the man was who he said he was, but still questioned the actual intent of the soliciting.
July 6: BYU police were called out to assist Provo police who had pulled over a man for a traffic offense who did not speak English. Upon arrival of the Spanish-speaking officer, the man realized he was getting a ticket despite the language barrier and was able to speak english fluently.
Boy am I glad the BYU and Provo police departments are watching out for me.
It's hard to have a blog and not have a digital camera. No worries, I'm going to use any money I get for my b-day and purchase a digital camera. It's about time. I need one especially for New Zealand, but it will be nice to have now too. Then my blog will be happenin' with all kinds of pictures. Deep down inside I am one of those camera happy people who like to take a thousand pictures of every outing. Unfortunately I have never had the right kind of camera to be camera happy on the outside. I tend to forget to bring my camera with me when I go places, which is another obstacle to becoming outwardly camera happy. I'll figure it out eventually.