Thursday, December 29, 2011

Historic Gifford House in Capitol Reef National Park

As promised we are catching up on some blog entries, this time on the Historic Gifford House. Located in the historic district of Fruita in the Capitol Reef National Park near Torrey Utah the Gifford House depicts the typical spartan nature of rural Utah farm homes of the early 1900's. The seven room Historic Gifford House serves as a museum, cultural demonstration site and sales outlet. It is the sales outlet that is the purpose of the entry.

You can get the best cherry pie that we have had, along with the best pumpkin pie and one of the best peach pies or strawberry rhubarb pies that you will ever have. They bake a limited number of pies each day so get there early, the first time we were there we went there late in the afternoon and the selection was very limited.

We have updated 'Our Favorite Things! (Food)' with these entries.

We guess you now know why we liked Utah so much!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

We just got back from the potluck at the park where we had great food and a lot of it. A lot of the recipes have been their families for a number of years and some were tried for the first time and they were all wonderful. The park provided the ham and we have some great cooks here so the ham was excellent.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and may the peace of the Savior whose birth we celebrate today be with all of you.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Friday, December 23, 2011

Avoiding the crowds

We are hanging loose for the next couple of days avoiding the Christmas rush by just staying in the park. We've got enough food and books and DVR'd programs and DVDs so we can avoid the big crowds and long lines.

As promised here is a picture of the truck after the repairs due to us dropping the Cameo onto the truck bed.

Here is a picture of the truck after the accident.

We certainly don't want to go thru this again with the truck so we have revised our hooking up procedures and triple check the connection.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No longer rationing

We are using our WiFi Hotspot exclusively this winter since the park does not have free WiFi and we rapidly approached our data limit. Hopefully this will not be the case every month as Bob finished uploading a bunch of Utah pictures to and Jo got a new Kindle and downloaded a number of books and apps and games and a couple Readers Digests and TV Guides. With no more pictures to upload and the newness of the Kindle wearing off we should be OK data wise this cycle.

So we now need to catch up on blogging and reading other blogs.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Friday, December 9, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

We finally got our truck back and man it sure looks nice. In addition to the LineX bed liner we also had it detailed. We swear it looks better than when we got it brand new over two years ago.

We are now in the land of riding high, wide right turns and parking far, far away.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Note: Bob is using his Droid3 to post this entry to see how that works.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Still waiting on truck

One of the parts for the truck repair was delivered incorrectly so we are in a holding pattern until it is received and installed. Luckily it is at the end of the repair process with only a couple more things to be done. The shop thought it would be received towards the end of the week but that was not the case, hopefully it will be early next week.

We have slightly mixed emotions; although it will be great to get our truck back it has been fun being able to park anywhere we like and to make easier right turns.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo