Sunday, October 30, 2011

Michael, Pika, Nacho and I went on a beautiful hike today in the Land Trust - we did the Arrowhead/Natural Well loop.  I really hadn't been out in the woods since our trip to North Carolina, so it was extra refreshing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We went backpacking with Brian and Erica a couple weekends ago and had such a great time!  The weather was exactly right, the fall colors were beautiful, the dogs did great - it was perfect.  More pictures to come.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The first photo is from Salt Lake City to Chicago, and the second photo is from Chicago to Huntsville.

We took a short hike in the mountains with Michael's dad while we were in Utah.  I especially like the bottom photo of Michael and his dad on the trail.

We travelled to Salt Lake City two weeks ago to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Michael's grandfather, Poppy.  From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Ralph E. Christenson
9/20/1922 ~ 9/19/2011

I was born in Salt Lake City on September 20, 1922 to Walter G. and Elizabeth Puls Christenson. Other than the four years I proudly served in the U.S. Navyduring World War II in the Pacific theater, I lived my life in Salt Lake City. I worked many years for and retired from Amoco Oil.

I am survived by my four children Gregory (Connie) Christenson, Marilyn (Jim, deceased) Poulsen, Leslie (Brad) Campbell, Brad (Tara) Christenson, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother Frank (Wanda) and brother Grant (deceased). 

I bid a very fond adieu to all of my loved ones and friends. At my request there will be no service. 

Note from family: We love you and will miss your sense of humor Poppy.