Our 2009 summer trip - Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho - Part 2

We celebrated an old-fashioned 4th of July with a parade, booths and a small-town rodeo in Lewiston, Utah. we watched the Logan fireworks show on the 3rd so we were able to have our own home-grown fireworks show the night of the 4th.

At the parade. Click this link to see the movie (Apple QuickTime). The boys enjoyed their Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches.
While Robbie enjoyed a bagful of cotton candy. Even the evening sky knew that red, white and blue were in order on the fourth of July.

Something I've observed about Utah parades - there's always lots of candy thrown, and kids measure the success or failure of parades by the amount of candy they manage to grab.

In the town of Riverheights, on the southern outskirts of Logan, there's a park dedicated to a little boy who died tragically at the age of 2. It's a fantasy place of sorts for kids of all ages, designed by kids helping a professional designer. The park was built with volunteer labor and donations. Very little, if any, tax money seems to have been used.

Jaxson and Ryan climb the landing net. While Kenny gives Robbie a ride on the spin-and-puke. A sidewalk tile has a great message for all of us.

We were leaving for Yellowstone, but on the way we stopped for a couple of nights at the sand dunes at St. Anthony, Idaho while RoseMary and I attended the wedding of Brandon and Lindsey (Polson) Anderson in Idaho Falls.

We strapped the boys in and put helmets on for their ride in LeGrande and Carol's ATV. Shana and RoseMary go for a ride. Other ATVs were out on the dunes.
The dunes scenery is spectacular, especially at sunset.
LeGrande and RoseMary discuss ATV information. Brandon and Lindsey are a good-looking couple. Jeff and Janae's family at the wedding.
Randy, Jeff and me are the old geezers, while RoseMary, Cheri and David hang around in the background. Janae holds Jaxson at the reception while RoseMary looks on. Our grandkids in line at the reception.
Ain't nuthin' says RED-NECK like decorated horses at the weddin'. The reception was held in a nice, pastoral setting.

The next day we got up early and headed to Yellowstone.

San Francisco Bay Area

Part 1 - Parties and Graduation

Part 2 - Jelly Belly, Big Trees and Natural Bridges
Southern Utah and Arizona Part 1 - Travelling, camping and Zion Part 2 - Grand Canyon
Part 3 - Bryce Canyon Part 4 - 3 State Parks
Part 5 - Cove Fort and Manti temple Pageant
Northern Utah Part 1 - Visit to Kayleen and Andy's, Oquirrh temple, Bear Lake and Heritage West Center Part 2 - Fourth of July at Lewiston, other Cache Valley pictures, Saint Anthony Dunes and Idaho Falls wedding

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