Friday, August 21, 2009

Our weekend in Anitmony, Utah

Last weekend, for us, was spent in middle-of-nowhere Antimony, Utah. We lodged at the Rockin' R Ranch with 80 some-odd people for the Alvord Family reunion.

This is the Post office in Antimony. It is in perfect proportion to the rest of the town. I loved it.

When we arrived, late Friday night, Josh thought our bunk was a little too boring. He decided to unpack my bag and decorate with every single item I brought. I was still looking for some things the morning we left.

The littles were so happy to see their Monkey the next morning.

Baby Seth was too.

We had a weekend filled with Ranch activities. We rode horses in the middle of grassy fields, went tubing down the Sevier River, took long naps, put on a rodeo, played games that ended with everyone having to throw horse poop, went on a horse drawn hay ride, ate biscuits and gravy, enjoyed camp fires and some quality family time. It was really fun catching up with Josh's cousins. They are pretty rad and we always have fun when we are with them.

Rachel took 3rd place in the barrel racing competition!

You bet your bottom dollar that when I heard I was within the weight limit to do the mutton bustin, I jumped right on one of these bad boys. That's right, I rode a sheep...

...for a whole 3 seconds. I had dirt down my pants for the rest of the day.
Dan and a few other crazy extended family members dared to ride a baby bull. They are all crazy, crazy I tell ya! The closest hospital was 1.5 hours away. The ranch worker said that people get stepped on, dislocated, and broken all the time riding these bulls. Dan won the bull riding contest, in fact he made it look easy, and was the only one who landed on their feet once bucked off. He might have a new career in his future. Watch his victorious ride at the bottom.

melt my heart:

Our trip ended with a nice marshmallow roasting camp fire.

The end.


Brittany and Johnse said...

That is great that you did the mutton bustin..LOL your awesome!

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

that is all i need to say.

lori and clark remington said...

Your never going to believe this...but I grew up spending a couple of my summers in high school at this ranch. A good friend of our family owned it. It is where I got really good at water skiing and went to car rally's and road my first bull(lasted 2 seconds). I was so surprised when I saw you went there. Great memories for me!

lori and clark remington said...

I forgot to mention that the bull kicked me and I had a huge bruise all summer long on my thigh! But, it was so worth it! I had to fake my parents signature to ride...I was under 18!

the organic kitchen said...

You rode a sheep! Hilarious!

Natalie said...

I love that you did the mutton bustin! That is my favorite thing to see at a rodeo :)

Adam & Samantha said...

youre brave! i dont think i would ride a sheep. fun family reunion!

Julie and Tyson said...

I love family trips! They're the best...especially when you get to ride a sheep!