This weekend our Nephew Jared was baptized. We made the drive to Utah to be a part of the festivities. I had wanted to photograph some things in Grace, ID for a while now. Since Grace is sort of (barely) on the way to Salt Lake City. I talked Susan into riding down with her sister Tracie, who lives in Idaho Falls. Apparently it was a pretty stressful ride with Kevin and Ethan fighting the whole way down and then being stuck in traffic for an hour because of construction. I even felt a bit guilty after hearing of the events.
Anyway, I managed to photograph a few potato cellars, a few views of the Bear River, and some views of what used to be a dam and aqueduct. I shot those on 4×5 film, which I developed today. They look good, but I need to scan them before I can post them. It was fun to drive through Grace, Preston, Logan, Sardine Canyon, and Brigham City. I’m amazed/shocked at the growth of Cache Valley since we moved from there in 1996.
We had a fun time at Rose and Dave’s house in Syracuse, UT over the weekend. Jared’s baptism was nice, as was the birthday dinner for Susan’s Dad on Saturday night. Gary, Susan’s brother, managed to get half of the restaurant to sing happy birthday to Keith. It was pretty funny, I don’t think I’d ever seen Keith embarrassed before.
Sunday, feeling a little guilty for making Susan and Tracie ride with all of the children but still wanting to make some more photographs on the way home, I took Kevin with me. He wasn’t that excited about taking 7 hours to get home instead of the 3 hours it normally takes. He was actually in quite a mood and said something that was a little funny, but also hurt my feelings a bit. Susan said something like “hey, it will be fun, Dad’s one of the coolest dads there is”. Kevin’s response was “oh yeah, then why does he watch birds?”. I knew eventually my kids would figure out that I’m not that cool. I just thought it would take them a little longer to figure out.
Anyway, I didn’t find a lot to photograph on the way home until it was near sunset. I’ve been wanting to photograph a diversion dam that I discovered on the Snake River outside of Shelley for some time. I decided to stop and make a few photographs. Here are the results:
Diversion Dam on the Snake River, Shelley, ID 2007
Fishermen, Snake River, Shelley, ID 2007
Backwater at Snake River Diversion Dam, Shelley, ID 2007