9.09.2010

How I Spent My Labor Day Weekend


The hubs and I took a trip to Maple Canyon, UT for a fabulous day of rock climbing in celebration of labor day.  We both led six different sport climbs and felt very accomplished.  

We recently purchased rock climbing helmets, and thank goodness we did.  Maple canyon is known for rock fall because it is conglomerate rock, as you can see in the second picture.  But that is not what can pummeling down on my husband's head.  His helmet saved him from my gum.  It fell out of my mouth as he took the "bum shot" you see above of me at the top of the climb.  

After climbing we visited Ephraim, UT where I went to Snow College, a two year college where I earned my associates.  I don't think I have ever been more sleep deprived than those two years of my life.  Man I miss those days.  We stopped by my favorite pizza place and a penny candy store, which you see pictured above.

42 comments:

Claire said...

Wow looks great, something Mr D would love..me...not so much, but love that you do all the outdoorsy stuff together :)
Oh & why didnt i think of etsy for cards..DuH!!

SavedthruLove said...

found your blog on FRESH GRACES blog. I love the feel of it and I think Audrey Hepburn is so amazingly beautiful. She actually struggled with an eating disorder (anorexia) and I battled with that for a while so I feel like I would have connected with her had we met.

I have never been rock climbing however I don't know if I would be able to get down. I have a fear of heights but I want to really want to be more adventurous and try some things that I just DONT do. lol. thanks for the reminder!

♥cheche

Krystal said...

i got all nervous there for a sec with where that was going but then laughed out loud! :)

Lily Riani said...

wow... you are not only art fartsy and girlie but you have a tough side in you that loves outdoor. good attitude in life i must say. dont stop, go further.

next time, you must come to malaysia and try mount KK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kinabalu

http://www.climbmtkinabalu.com/

Debby said...

I've said it before... I love your sense of adventure!! It looks so gorgeous there! xo

style'n said...

Hi Rachael,
Wow those pictures really tell all! And I love that the helmet came in handy (for the gum mishap)
Naina

Cara said...

looks like a beautiful time!

Couture said...

Really lovely pictures!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun. :)SarahD

Scientific Housewife said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Kristin said...

Looks like so much fun! Thank goodness for the helmet...that's too funny about your gum :-)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You are SO incredibly adventure girl,darling Rachael!!!

These photos and you looks amazing,and absolutely invited to do this:-)*

Love,
***Violetta***

wishful nals said...

wow! how awesome. i've always wanted to do this. was it scary!? those rocks are beautiful. xo!

Kelle Dame said...

Hehee. So cool!! That little soda shop is too adorable!! Where have they all gone?!

Laura said...

Looks like such a perfect Labor Day weekend! I love that you can do that with your husband, fantastic hobby to have!

love jenny xoxo said...

wow this photos are amazing! Looks like you had an amazing weekend!

XOXO

Jessica said...

I wish I coul say that I'd love to do this, but the truth is that I'm scared to death of heights! I commend you for being so adventurous!!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

You two are so fun!!! I love it :) Beautiful photos!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

this looks like so much fun! and yes... I know how fun those sleepless years were. sigh... :)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Wow - nice work! I am posting about a hike we did tomorrow - but it's more of a meander through the trees. You-all are amazing!

elizabeth said...

how lovely.

vnikali said...

great blog!
i love the pictures!!
xx
vnikali
www.vnikali.blogspot.com

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

what a fun adventurous couple you guys are. I love the pictures!

E. Charlotte said...

Oooh! Looks like fun! Nice weather for it too! I need to get out and do more of that this Fall. :)

The Constant Complainer said...

What a fabulous Labor Day. I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the wonderful pictures. Seemed beautiful there.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i have always wanted to do that. it looks so fun but quite challenging!

elle said...

Looks like you had a fun labor day weekend! What a spectacular view!

carmen said...

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Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Wow, looks like you had an adventurous holiday...love it! You look adorable no matter what you are doing! :)

Liesl :)

Melissa Blake said...

Ahh, that looks amazing!! Great photos!

Shelley Ann said...

im glad the helmets could save you from something! haha it looks like that would have been a ton of fun!

~KS said...

Looks fantastic... I would love to learn how to rock climb!!

cb said...

looks like fun! and that dinne looks pretty awesome too! love little dinners, they always have the best food!

xo,
cb

melifaif said...

Oh, what a fabulous trip!?! I adore that picture of you rock climbing. That is definitely a keeper. GUM???? Bahahahaha....that's what helmets are for.

Sarah Kinsey said...

that looks so fun! i'm gone have to do that someday... :)

ox::sk

Josie said...

You lead such an adventurous life! So fun.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Mariel Torres said...

what a perfect way to spend it!

xoxox

Dina's Days said...

wow! you had a much more active weekend than I did. Looks like a great time, and workout!

Diana Mieczan said...

That looks like a perfect weekend,sweetie
I would totally love to try it...:)
Great photos...
Kisses

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Haha, thank goodness for helmets!

That candy store looks marvellous! I wish we had something like that here.

x Jasmine

Mary said...

Wow - looks like a fantastic time! Having fun getting caught up on your blog!

Tiff said...

Hey I went to Snow College too! Good times :) I used to go to every dance and we'd go on Denny's runs down to Salina at 2 AM.

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