We decided to head into southern Utah for some outdoor festivities. Our first stop on the way down was to Pando Forest near Fish Lake.
Pando Forest happens to be the oldest and largest living organism on the entire planet. The entire forest consists of one Aspen tree that has spread its roots far and wide and sprouted other trees from that same root system. Which means that every tree in the entire forest is part of one vast living organism.
|We did the Doctor Creek Trail which goes right through the forest.|
|Sometimes I have to hug the oldest living organism on the planet.|
|The forest was really pretty.|
|Standing among the trees with the slowly falling leaves was super relaxing. Robyn needed to do her zen pose.|
|We got a picture of the lake out of our little drive.|
|Doesn't it look so fun?|
|The drippy, mossy walls at Lower Emerald Pools|
|The waterfall coming off of the middle Emerald Pool (onto the Lower Emerald Pool)|
|Robyn at the Middle Emerald Pool|
|Posing with the mountains|
|It was very important for Robyn to take lots of pictures.|
|It was also important to do the signature Robyn pose.|
|As we were walking back to the car, this deer was just chilling and didn't care that we were there. I've never been that close to a deer before.|
|We found a German Bakery with delicious pastries. It also had a carving of the Bread Spirit. I've never heard of a bread spirit, but that sounds like the coolest ghost ever.|
|We did do some walking in Duck Creek Village. It was wildernessy enough to at least feel like we got some nature in.|
|We did lots of reading. Doesn't she look so smart with her reading glasses?|
That's not quite what happened. In the true story, I went out in the rain and built a fire. Robyn stayed inside and yelled that it was cold. When the fire was big enough to roast hot dogs over, she ran outside to participate in the roasting. She roasted hers as quickly as she could and then ran back inside.
|Isn't she a cute little hot dog roaster?|
|This was the actual proper attire for hot dog roasting.|
Despite the rain changing our plans, it was really quite a successful trip. The most exciting part was that my sister totally made a person while we were gone. (Well, it was really a project that she'd been working on for 9 months or so. It wasn't all done while we were gone, but she completed the project during our trip.)