I grew up with four brothers. For as long as I can
remember, I have always delighted in listening
to a group of boys telling stories about their
adventures; the details, the inside jokes, the
directness...the "boy-ness." It is just plain fun. I have
had a blast listening to Kris and Ty describe the details of
their recent adventure. I hope the parents and
leaders of the boys will enjoy these photos!
If we would listen to our kids, we'd discover that
they are largely self-explanatory.
The garage sale before the trip to
help earn money for expenses.
Look at all of those shoes! Our ward was
amazingly supportive by donating oodles
of good useable clothing, furniture, toys, etc.
The photos do not do justice to the amount of stuff
we gathered to sell. For a few weeks, our garage
looked like we could be on the next episode
of the "Hoarders" television show!
The morning finally came for departure.
Last minute decisions.
Teachers and Priests and their leaders. I happen to be
the Sunday School teacher for the Teachers. The day
before they were to leave, I overheard their conversation...
full of anticipation for the next morning: "Dude. We are so
lucky. We have three "sick" dads who are going with us!"
Definition of Sick: Groovy, Wicked, Bad, Cool, Awesome.
That oughta' cover it...
Eight miles to the village...
...two more miles to the campsite.
Havasupai Falls. For those who have been there,
the floods in 2008 "rearranged" the falls. This
is how they currently appear.
It was hot. But the water was cold.
Hunter, Ty, Chad
~We sat at this point and let
our eyes wander across the canyon.
All worries seeped away into the
strong stillness and there was silence.~
(Well. Maybe not...with all of those boys.
But, it's a nice thought!)
Ty shoots a photo of himself as he takes the plunge.
Pretty sure you can see what
their favorite activity was!
Bishop and Kris
One of the boys took this from "Behind the waterfall..."
Boys swimming and climbing.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you
always have others on your side.
Hiking to Beaver Falls
Ty, Chad, Hunter and Jerry at Beaver Falls
The boys raced boats they carved out of wood.
Ty swinging out into the water.
Hiking to Beaver Falls.
~The human spirit needs places where nature
has not been rearranged by the hand of man.~