Saturday, July 25, 2009


We took a little "daycation" today up to Payson. Grandma and Grandpa B were camping up there this weekend and invited us to come spend the day with them. What a perfect day to head up north! It was about 85 degrees and cloudy but not gloomy. An awesome day to spend the whole day outside.

We started our day with a hearty breakfast at Bill Johnson's (an old Duncan family favorite breakfast spot) and with our tummies nice and full headed up the Bee Line to the high country. The kids were awesome on the 2 hour ride up. There was not a peep out of them, in a negative sense anyway. Josh of course was gabbing the whole way. =)

We got to the campsite at about 10:30 and just kind of hung out for a while. It was great to not have anywhere to be, or any real plans. We walked around the campgrounds, played with Grandma and Grandpa's puppies, Mazzie and Shea and of course lounged in the hammock

After hanging out for a while we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head up to Woods Canyon Lake, about 20 minutes away at the top of the Rim. It was so nice up there, with the temperature even cooler than at the campsite. We dined on sandwiches, chips and cookies prepared by Grandma, and then headed over to the lake to check out the water.So pretty!

The boys loved using Grandma and Grandpa's walking sticks and throwing rocks in the lake. They had a blast.

After hanging around the lake for a little while we headed back to the campsite for some more exploring and of course some dog walking with Shay and Mazzie (don't tell Copper!) Ben was so happy to be spending so much time outside. Can you tell?

Joshua was super excited that Grandma let him be responsible for walking Shay, who was so good on our walk. He felt like such a big boy!

A while later Grandpa made some yummy hamburgers and hotdogs for dinner, and afterward we started a fire and roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. Joshua decided to give roasted marshmallows another try since he didn't like them the last time around, but the verdict remained the same. Loved the roasting, hated the eating. That's okay. More for me. Yum!

After we had sufficiently sent ourselves into a sugar coma, it was time to head home. Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa for inviting us up. We had a great time with you today! XOXO

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