Perfect Family Vacation
November 9, 2009 · Print This Article
We had a perfect family vacation only 30 minutes from home. The Fall retreat getaway was at a wonderful resort in Midway, Utah … just a hop skip and a jump from the city. It was a last minute suggestion offered by my daughter, Emily. She heard the Homestead resort had a fun “Headless Horseman” adventure after dark… and it wasn’t too spooky for the kids to participate.
So, off we went on a beautiful fall day to enjoy the warm weather before old winter sets in. My daughter, Kate and her husband, Mark and kids came along too. We love Homestead. Years ago, on occasion, we took the kids to Homestead to swim and play. It’s such a relaxing environment.
Emily and her family invited me to stay with them in the “Bunkhouse”, which was where we use to stay year ago. It was fun.
Homestead has expanded since we stayed there years ago. They have build a lot new cottages like the one Katie and Mark stayed in.
We went on the “Headless Horseman” wagon ride and it was so much fun. Claire sat on my lap and kept asking…”Is this for real?” Since it was dark… I couldn’t snap a photo of the “headless man,” but this picture will help stir your imagination. We repeatedly called out for old “Ichabod Crain” and he finally showed up… half scared out of his wits because he had been chased by the”Headless Horseman. We felt fortunate that we made it back to our place of abode safe and sound.
The kids went swimming. The water use to be warmed by a natural hot spring flowing from out of the ground. I don’t think they do that any more… Gov. regulations and all… ya know.
Much to our delight… there was a superb display of scarecrows on the Homestead front lawn. The scarecrows represented the companies or group who donated their time and talent for this fine showing. The creativity was awesome.
After a delightful breakfast, I left around noon and enjoyed a peaceful ride down the canyon.
I often forget to notice that I live in the mist of exquisite surroundings. This is the Heber Valley looking South from the Homestead resort. Way off the in distance you can see the canyon pass we travel through when we go to our mountain retreat in Tabiona, Utah.
This is a wonderful view of the back side of Timpognogus Mountain. I think I’ll use this beautiful fall photo as my desk top back ground.
Traveling down Provo Canyon, this fantastic view of Cascade mountain came into full view. What a gorgeous place to live. I feel so blessed.
Fall is such a gorgious time of year… I hate to see old winter come. I must be getting old.
P.S. For some reason, I’ve never considered taking a little retreat in the fall… but it was certainly worth the break. It was a perfect family vacation.
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