Summer Snapshots

It's rather hard to believe, but summer is half over already...

While I love the warm summer months, knowing fall is around the corner has me very excited, but I'm not wishing time away!

Here are a few of the ways that we've been enjoying this season:
(this is mix of camera & iPhone photos, so sorry about the poor quality)


  Took off on a Friday & hit the beach.






Zac trained & ran his first 10k!  So proud of him!




Spent the day in Door County with my long lost cousin.  




And then we played old school Uno at Grandma's, because #wheninrome...



Made a slew of strawberry freezer jam with my mom & dad.



 Captured backyard rainbows.




Had a couple Frosty Tip dates with these cuties.



Picked our first batch of zinnias from the garden.



Played with this cutie.



Spent a few evenings on the water, and tried to fish...




...But all we caught were Busch Lights.




Woke up next to these three bed heads.



And took lots of evening walks with this wild one.



What have you been up to this summer?   



Travel: Red Rock Canyon (Part two: the hike)

Click here for part 1 of Red Rock Canyon.

Later in the week, we returned to Red Rock Canyon to hike.  The weather that particular day was kind of crazy; it had rained earlier in the morning at our condo (which was about 30 minutes from Red Rock), but the skies had cleared and it seemed like it was going to be a beautiful day for a hike!

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Power; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

We had gotten to Red Rock at about 11, and by 12:30 it was sleeting.  SLEETING -- in Nevada!!

Before the sleet though, came wind, rain, thunder & lightening -- basically, a full blown storm that threatened us about half way through our hike.  So, we high-tailed it back to the car to grab a snack & wait out the storm.

Storm; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Storm; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Storm; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Storm; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Storm; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days


After we had eaten all of the snacks we had packed in the car, the rain had passed & we ventured out a second time.  I was a little timid this time around though, because the skies still looked a little erie.  Plus, I took a bit of a tumble earlier in the day & was afraid to slip upon the wet rocks (word to the wise, wear actual hiking boots if you plan to hike on the rocks... worn out tennis shoes won't cut it...)


Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days
  
Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Storm clouds; Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Flowers; Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Flowers; Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Hiking; Red Rock Canyon | My Darling Days

Even though our hike got cut short by the storm, we both agree that Red Rock Canyon was probably the highlight of our Vegas trip.   We hope to get back there in the future!