Monday, August 4, 2008


August is hotter than Hades

The 4th we kicked off august with “Crepe’s & The Cave”. We started early at our house with a luscious Crepe’s breakfast with different fruit combinations and Brazilian Strawberry Limeade.

After breakfast we got ready to hike up to Timpanogos Cave. We got to the trail head a little later in

the day than we planned and had to wait about an hour to get on the trail. We ended up hiking up in the middle of the afternoon. Th

e hike up was like climbing out of Dante’s Inferno it was so fetching hot! The hike was awesome once we got inside the cave it was nice and cool (45 degrees) which really cooled us down for the hike back.

My son Caden (4 years old) did really good but was wiped out on the way down and had to be carried.

All in all it was a blast we might have to do it again.

Brazilian Strawberry Limeade

(Must be served fresh does not keep)



  • 1 Lime (leave skin on)
  • 6 Tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Strawberry Puree to taste

Wash the lime a

nd remove the ends then quarter
do not remove the skin Put all the ingredients in the
blender. Blend then pour through a strainer over ice.
Add strawberry or any fruit puree to taste and enjoy!
Umbrella and Lime Wedge optional.

Yields 2 servings.

On the 14th we emptied Caden's Bank. he has been saving all t

he loose change around the house to fill his bank (an old artichoke jar). After 8 months he filled his jar so we emptied it and got him a roll of silver quarters.

Later that day my sister courtney & I went to the American Fork classic car show. Plenty of great photo opportunities.

On the 17th we decided to get out of the house and hike up to Battle Creek Falls. You can get there by following 2nd south as far east as you can go in Pleasant Grove, Utah. It was a blast the canyon was nice and shady and the waterfall was beautiful.

On the 27th I got on a plane and headed for the "Windy City" Chicago is truly my kind of town!! We ate at Hot Doug's I had a Kangaroo Sausage and Crawfish dog. They were both great. We walked around down town saw Millennium Park & The Mag Mile.

On the 30th we all piled into a Subaru wagon and drove from Chicago Il. to Ann Arbor Mi. to watch the Running Utes hand Michigan Their asses on a silver platter in the Big House.

On the 31 we returned to Chicago to watch the Cubs play the Phillies in Wrigley Field. Sitting in the bleachers felt more like sun bathing with drunks than watching a baseball game but I had a great time.