Well, we've tried hard to keep Nemo entertained here in Utah. I'm afraid we're not as exciting as Oktober Fest, but we did our best!
First we shot a wedding in Logan
He tried so hard to be a good assistant, but that dang reflector is bigger than he is!!! But he was a great companion to have on a portrait session
This is the Logan LDS Temple. It was one of the only angles I could get a really nice shot from because it is under construction. Good thing there was a flower bed to hide all the tractors behind!
After the wedding and before the reception I took NEMO to my old college Alma Mater. Utah State University in good ole Logan, Utah.
We had to climb alot of steps up Old Main Hill - and we had to stop and catch our breath in the middle!
But Old Main at the top of the hill was gorgeous and worth the trip!
Once we were on top I showed Nemo the "A"
On a full moon or during Homecoming night, anyone couple standing on the "A" and/or touching someone who is on the "A" or touching someone who is touching someone who is on the "A" and KISSING at the stroke of midnight become "True Aggies". Sometimes a random gentleman will grab a random passerby, and kiss her just to claim "True Aggie" status!
We just happened to be there on the night of a full moon. Nemo wanted to wait and become a true aggie, but I reminded him that we had to get back to a wedding reception in a few hours!
After our day in Logan, we spent some time in Brigham City celebrating our local festival. Peach Days. Not as fun as Oktober Fest, but if you're a people watcher, you can still have a great time!!
As a matter of fact, we ran into the LDS Missionaries! Had to stop and get a photo!
Then we headed down into the Salt Lake Area for a 80th birthday celebration.
We stopped at the Great Salt Lake
We had to walk, and walk, and walk, and walk . . . then we decided it was too far to walk and did our shots from midway! That's how far the lake has receded over the years. Close to a half a mile of beach from the marina! The claim is that you can float in the Lake because it is so salty! Never done it, never plan too!
Was built as a recreational site. Never gained in popularity. It can be rented out still, but it is so far to get to the lake from there, that it just doesn't get much business.
the site from 180 degrees from where we stood at the lake.
When we returned from the bday, we headed to the "Fruit Way" in Brigham City where the main highway is covered with local fruit stands selling local fruits and veggies.
We bought 2 bushels of Sweet White Peaches and put everyone to work canning the delectable fruit!
35 quarts, one sticky floor, 4 sticky children, 2 sticky adults and one bewildered Nemo later, we were done!
I think we'll let Nemo sleep in before his journey to Missouri to see Katz tomorow!!
We had a great time. The hardest liquer served was Diet Coke. But everynight Nemo's eyes were closed before his head hit the pillow! (Actually, he sleeps with his eyes open :
) We sure know how to work hard and play harder here in Utah! It should cost me less to ship him to Missouri, because of all the walking, stair climbing and peach canning, I believe he's lost a few ounces around the middle!