Last weekend Ben and I headed down to Southern Utah (about a 4 hour drive) to our family lodge in the middle of nowhere. When I say middle of nowhere I mean that you get off the highway in a small town, drive 30 minutes to a town of 500 people, and then drive an hour into the sage brush that is Southern Utah.
I used to spend time here every summer. It started with all our cousins camping outside the old cabin (pictured below) and about ten years ago we upgraded to this 7 bedroom beauty. The pool and tennis courts never really got finished but its still fantastic. The whole thing is decorated very traditionally (think native american, cowboy, you name it). You see, my grandpa grew up our here, in the middle of nowhere. He was a cowboy. And he made sure we got a taste of it. We would spend our summers riding horses, cooking over fires, building forts, hiking, running away from rattle snakes…
I was so excited to take Ben down for a cousins weekend hosted by my wonderful Aunt and Uncle from California. We had a blast.
|Isn’t it just gorgeous?|
|The Indian themed room Ben and I stayed in|
|All the cousins outside the old cabin|
|the view from the porch – and my beautiful cousin lauren|
|taken from the side of the road – sometimes they were on the road – we had to be careful!|
We can’t wait to go back!