"A Utah Woman" Segolily's Profile
Thoughts about my travels:
The first trip I ever remember taking I was probably about 4. We went to Yellowstone where my parents went every year. We stayed for a week in a cabin at Fishing Bridge (long since torn down) that had a little cast iron stove to cook on. I remember fishing and bears and boating on the lake and mud pots and geysers. I remember other visits there as well. However they had gone so often my mother finally decided there must be other places we could spend our free time. So I was married before I made it back to Yellowstone.
The first time I saw the ocean I was 7. We drove to Seaside Oregon on our way to Seattle. I had slept on the way there. When I woke up in our room Mom told me to go take a look. I remember walking around the corner of the motel and out across the wide sandy beach to where the water lapped at my feet. I was amazed at the water stretching out so far to wide horizon.
Mom was my travel instigator, she was the one who planned and organized our trips. She made sure we got to Disneyland once, but most of our summer vacations were spent camping in the forests and deserts of Utah. We got our sleeping bags with S&H green stamps !! We camped in the Uintahs, and Bear Lake, hiked the trails of the Wasatch, visited Zion's and Bryce, Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, Capitol Reef, Moab and Mesa Verde. Everywhere we went Mom would always stop at the roadside history and geology signs, take us to the visitors centers and I learned early to see geology and plant life in its natural environment. I really should have become a botanist. We also went to every swimming hole she could get us to, many now gone - Saratoga Spring, Beck Hot Springs, Homestead's Hot Pots, Lagoon, Fairmont and Liberty Park Pools. We all remember the time at the Great Salt Lake when trying to breath became a major concern after I accidently swallowed/breathed in some of that 24% salt water.
Dad would take us to Vernal for deer hunt and it was his bike racing that took us on trips as we got older. The last trip we took before I married was to Bisbee and Douglas AZ for a bike race where he won his second national title.
The first purchase we made as a couple was a Springbar Tent. We went to Antelope Island to break it in. Our first major trip was to California for a friends wedding. We enjoyed Disneyland, camping in the Sequoia's and San Francisco.
Traveling is one thing my hubby and I both enjoy. Together we've traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Moab, the Canadian Rockies, all over California, Grand Canyon, across the US and back, London and southwest England, and northern France among others- not to mention all the trips around Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada.
I worked at Marriott Reservations for 12 years and had some great trips with them. We saw Yosemite with 18 inches of fresh snow while staying at the Tenaya Lodge (since reflagged), Orlando at the World Center Marriott -- very nice! I saw London and Paris with them, but the most incredible was a 10 day trip to Hong Kong, Singapore and Bali, simply the trip of a lifetime.
Once our boys started playing baseball there were tournaments every possible long weekend, mostly in St George, Mesquite and Las Vegas, but also Colorado and Omaha, Portland, Kansas City, and Tucson.
We've taken each of our boys on a trip for their senior year, one wanted to visit the land of King Arthur and another General Patton's march across France. The other just wanted a cruise, so I chose the Western Caribbean. Those have been great trips with one on one time as our boys grew into men and began their own journeys. Our daughter's trip will have to wait. She wants to visit Little House on the Prairie spots but her senior trip was postponed as that was the year we went to Cooperstown. So we will get her trip sooner or later.
Our last trip before the kids began to move on to their own lives was to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back. It was amazing.
You can tell when we got the digital camera-- those are the travel pages I have built. Maybe someday just as a kind of personal journal I'll scan some of the others, but that will have to wait.
Now that the kids are grown and we have the opportunity of deciding where WE want to go without kids restrictions our options have opened up. 2008 it was New York City and the Oregon Coast. We will get back to Australia and (I hope) Bali one day. And we loved France so much I'm going to have to find a way back there too.
Whenever anyone asks I always say my dream travel destination would be a toss up between Taj Mahal and Rio de Janeiro. The world is so full of wonderful places that I know I'll never get to them all. I do hope I can fully explore the incredible scenic wonders near where I live.
I am a middle child, married to a middle child. More and more I feel that seems to explain me. We have four fantastic kids, the oldest son married a girl from Texas so we had a nice trip that year to Houston. It is the youngest son you will see in many of my pictures. He didn't mind having his picture taken :-)
I work in home health. I've met so many wonderful people and their families. When we were planning our trip to France I happened to be working with three or four veterans who had served there, one drove a tank across Europe and another was in the Battle of Bastogne. Meeting them before our trip enhanced our understanding of all we saw.
I enjoy reading, I like history and geology, plants and trees and birds and flowers. (One highlight of my trip to New York City was seeing the cardinal at the Botanical Gardens----none of those in Utah). I used to hike more, but this older body is beginning to protest too much. I feel best when I am away from the noise of the crowd, in the quiet places where the wind can touch my face, and the birds can call my name, the waves can sing their song and the sky is blue or covered in stars.
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