September 4, 2010

Capitol Reef, Utah

This Labor Day weekend, I packed up the boys and we headed to Capitol Reef National Park.
For those of you that haven't been to this part of Utah... here it is, Day 1.
A 2.5 hour drive, that with 3 boys + 1 husband that drinks a lot of Mountain Dew, seems more like 5 hours.

Lucky for us, there was a really nice cabin available at short notice, kinda made it all worth it when we arrived.
However, I almost didn't book this said Cabin after visiting the website. Typefont is Papyrus... I hate Papyrus. I mentioned this to Mr Briggs, the owner, when I spoke to him over the phone, but he explained me that the font Papyrus was one of his favorites. After arriving here in the town, I think everything is in Papyrus (menu's, signs, t-shirts). Tomorrow I will take pictures of everything I see in the typefont Papyrus. The town will be amazed when I bring in some new fonts on our next family vaca.
Okay, focus... we took interstate 24 to get here, and passed through some great small towns. I love small towns.
This is my little 4 year old, Ryder.
He loves to wear his cowboy boots without socks, on the opposite feet. 

We stopped in the small town, Torrey, for some Buffalo Burgers at the Red River Ranch
Ryder found a swing. I couldn't resist taking pics with this light.

Capitol Reef National Park is known for it's magnificent and colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. A "local" named Amanda told us about a secret hike that we will do tomorrow, if Ryder can take off those boots.


  1. I really like that font too! LOL.

  2. I think papyrus has been a bit overused - but I still like it. But, I LOVE your photograph on the swing, simply priceless.

  3. I don't have a position on papyrus--I've never used it though lol I love the picture of your little guy on the swing! He really looks like my younger grandson, Bryson! Great picture!

  4. that last picture needs to be blown up and mounted in your house! i love it!!!! looks like so much fun. chari, why do you have to hate on papyrus so much? jk i would never even notice. xo

  5. So, this is the place where I'm from. funny. small world. I love love that pic on the swing. so cute.

  6. I love Torrey. So many memories of going there in the summer while we stayed at Fish Lake. I love the swing pictures.

  7. Thank you for letting me know where you stand on the Papyrus font. It's just one of those things that I notice everywhere I go! Tiffany, I had no idea you were "from" here. How can one be "from" here? I don't even have cell phone coverage!

  8. I love the pictures you took. I have never been to Utah. It looks like the swing is in the middle of a road. Hopefully, it's just a driveway or something! :D

  9. Chari--wow, those pics are amazing! :) What a wonderful trip...I've never been to's beautiful!

  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE papyrus;) Oh my....I need all these pictures of Ryder! They are soooo cute! What a great photographer! Miss you all!!! xoxo