Canyon River Blues

July 20, 2008

Journal, Lauren, Lloyd, Videos

Today my parents took us out for a fantastic brunch, then treated us to some homemade chocolates, then we took an awesome tour of the Black Canyon.   I’ve lived here for a large portion of my life but I can’t remember actually going to this part of the Canyon.  Lloyd absolutely loved it.  He was part of a group in high school that built trails in Oregon, so this was right up his alley.  (Hard to believe when nearly every photo you’ve seen of him shows him sitting in front of a computer, huh?)

It looks so much closer.

It was hotter than heck, but Lloyd wanted to walk to all the good lookout points. Here we are at Pulpit Rock.  (My parents took the picture from a safer, saner position.)  The blue speck is me, the red speck is Lloyd.

Look at those specks.

If you’d like to see a little video of us looking over Chasm View, click here.  My mom – who is not fond of heights – went to look with us!  Yay, Mom!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Canyon River Blues”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Fun! Bet mom was glad for the guardrails.

    Hot on this side of the Divide, too, but not nearly as pretty,


  2. Deanne Said on:

    Ohhhhh, now I want to sign up for the lottery & hike in. Too bad Colorado is so dnag far!


  3. Beth Said on:

    That does look fun! Is that a suspension bridge that you crossed to get to Pulpit Rock? Awesome.


  4. Brad Said on:

    Is Lloyd picking his nose in the second picture? Gross!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Spectacular!! What a great trip!

    “… built trails in Oregon” ??? Just how old are you Lloyd?


  6. Christina Said on:

    Didn’t you know he came over with the rest of the amish?


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