Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WW: Dead Horse Point State Park {Linky}

Dead Horse Point State Park is in Moab, Utah. It features a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

The park is so named because of its use as a natural corral by cowboys in the 19th century.

Opened to the public as a state park in 1959. The park's elevation is 5,900 feet.


There was this blue water below that was so perfect.



When we got to another spot there was green, murky water. The rock was so much darker in that area, in comparison to the other area.
 




Up where we were was pretty to! I saw an animal scurry past me. It was too fast to see what it was for sure. I know it's dry up in that spot, so there aren't a lot of animals.


Isaak- "Take a picture of me Mom!" Mica kept running all over.

The view was breathtaking!





The view is surreal. Daddy compared it to the Grand Canyon. I've never been to the Grand Canyon. For those of you that have been there, is it similar?


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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Rockee Toothbrush by Violight #Giveaway

The Rockee Toothbrush (by VioLight) wobbles, spins, but never tips.


I've never seen a toothbrush like this before. It reminds me of weeble wobble toys.

My boys were fighting over who was going to review this toothbrush. It seems like it's more geared towards younger kids, so Isaak reviewed it. Isaak has never been so excited to brush his teeth. He said, "Mom I just love my toothbrush because it never falls down! It's the coolest thing ever!"


I like that it doesn't fall down as well. I often worry about germs with the standard toothbrush. Kids let things fall, and don't even give it a second thought. They also seem to get toothpaste on the sink a lot. When their toothbrush doesn't fall, there is less mess.

Other kid's toothbrushes are too wide to fit in a standard toothbrush holder. With the Rockee Toothbrush Isaak doesn't need to put it in a toothbrush holder at all. It just stands on it's own.

If you don't like the puppy design, they have others:
  • Green 
  • Blue 
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Parrot
  • Cat
The Rockee Toothbrush is $12.99. It comes with1 toothbrush head on the toothbrush, and 2 extra brush heads.  Two pack replacement heads are $6.95.



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Arches National Park Lizards

It was always a treat when we saw lizards on our trip. We don't have any lizards in Nebraska. In Arches National Park located in Southern Utah we saw a few lizards.

We were walking around here:


And saw a lizard. 

The problem is that lizards move quickly! Daddy caught this one on camera:


Detail:


Daddy took this video:


Call me odd, but I so wanted to catch a lizard to keep.

Do you have lizards where you live?

Muscles

We caught Isaak checking out his muscles in a hotel room.

He didn't have any pants on, but even though the photo didn't show anything, I added pants on him.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday is all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. It could be from another country, someone singing from the streets of NY, and more.

This week I found out about an instrument that I had never heard of before. It's called a kalimba. I heard about it through Cheapskate Blethering.

A kalimba is a thumb piano - an African instrument

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The musician I'm going to feature is Wambali Mkandawire. He is a Malawian jazz musician. He was born in the Congo to Malawian parents from the Mlowe village in the north and then later lived in Mzuzu.

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 His music is really calming. He uses a kalimba. It's nothing like I've ever posted.



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Friday, July 18, 2014

Arches National Park - 911?!

Daddy wanted to check out more of Arches National Park. I said, "Go ahead and go. I know the boy's want to go swimming, and we haven't had a chance to do that much. You go, and we'll swim. Our pass is for 7 days anyhow."


After dinner he got some water, had his cell phone, and left to go on an adventure.


It was 8:30 and he still had not gotten back. I didn't want to worry the boys, so I kept leaving our hotel room to call him. Of course the reception is horrible in those parts and when you are roaming. He didn't answer at all.

I was questioning if I should call 911, or if I was over reacting. Then I decided that him leaving for Arches National Park by himself was a bad idea! I'm pretty sure that if we were playing a survival game we would have lost in what we chose to do.

I was thinking the worst: Either he was lost, killed by some animal, killed by some person, or hurt.

Of course there was that other side of my brain saying: He's just fine, he's just driving around and lost track of time, he'll be here any minute.

He had our vehicle. It's not like I could go driving around to find him. I'm not good with directions anyhow.

It turned out he was just fine. It really took him a long time to drive up Arches National Park. He decided to try and go on a trail to see a certain arch, and it was a difficult trial. When it got too hard he decided to turn around to go back. He didn't see any people around, and noticed it was getting later. He had no clue what kind of animals were in the area, so back to the vehicle he went.

I was so glad he decided to come back to the hotel. I felt much safer. No 911 call was needed.

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