The Legend of Bridal Veil Falls from our Motorcycle Ride

We made a quick stop for a photo op while out on a several day motorcycle ride at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah.  It is located off of US189 in the South end of Provo Canyon.

T20180601_101457he Bridal Veil Falls Legend goes:
“Many moons ago, an Indian named Norita and a brave from a rival tribe, named Grey Eagle met and fell in love. They planned to meet near a streamlet high on the mountainside and elope to a land far away from both their tribes. On that fateful night, instead of her lover, Norita was confronted by braves from her own tribe. Fearing her lover had been destroyed she leaped from the high ledges.
Mother Nature was touched by her wild beauty, and she caught up Norita’s streaming tresses and made from them a Bridal Veil of falling water. From her flowing gown an alter was formed on the face of the mountain. Then her spirit was sent out as a mist, causing a green carpet to spread over the mountainside.
The intruders fled while her saddened lover stood and gazed down at the strange yet beautiful transformation. His grief was more than he could bear, so out of compassion for his sorrow, Mother Nature molded his massive frames into the mountain and stretched his mighty shoulders high into the heavens like silent sentinels to guard over his loved one. His cries of anguish were softened into love calls to whisper forever.”

It was beautiful and breathtaking and in a really neat valley which made for a great motorcycle ride.  It was a wonderful choice my husband had made to stay off of the regular quicker routes on our trip to/from Nevada & Montana so that we could experience and see more of our beautiful 20180601_1014232975246284701980158.jpgcountryside despite adding more miles and travel days to our trip (2,540 miles from start to finish).

20180601_1017102080242931141650649.jpgIt is a great spot to stop and stretch the legs for a few or to even have a picnic down below at the falls.  If it hadn’t had been for the weather rolling in we would have ventured and walked the path and got close up, maybe next time.  I am now totally in love with staying off the beaten path on two wheels unless it cannot be avoided.  I cannot wait for our next adventure.  I hope you enjoyed a little from one of our trips.

 

 

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Smoke..do I smell smoke in the morning desert air?!?!?!

It has gotten pretty cloudy this morning and the wind has picked up.  Now it smells like a forest fire but yet I am in the Desert in NV so how can this be?!?!?  I lived my younger years in WA and then 18 years in Western MT raising our family so I’ve been around enough Forest Fires and bonfires to know the smell of a fire but yet very odd considering where I am at….

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When I look to the north I can see in the distance it has that ugly grayish brown haze of smoke and there’s a haze in all directions as the crisp clear desert colors are partially dulled.

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The sun has fully retreated behind the clouds but the temperature is still a warm 89 this morning at 7:23 am.

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This morning I am extremely thankful for yet another day to witness the beauty around me and most importantly to bug and annoy as many of my friends, family and even some people I’ve never met with my weird up-beat positivity and outlook on Life!!  LoL  Find the Beauty, See/Feel your Blessings, Be Happier within your Life while working towards your Hopes & Dreams!!  Big Hugs, Much Luv and a Smile from me to you!!  🤗  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……..Robin Robinson  FYI – after writing this I saw a post about a bunch of fires in Utah, Arizona, California and a few in Nevada so I guess my nose was correct and I’m not completely losing my mind just yet!!

6/25/17 Morning thoughts and a sunrise

What a beautiful sunrise this morning!!  It is extremely nice and calming and a lot cooler this morning than the past few weeks as the heat of the sun is mostly blocked by all the clouds here in the desert of Nevada.

img_0035None the less is is still beautiful, warm, calming and relaxing to just sit and watch my surroundings as the birds are chirping and flying around.  There’s a calmness in the air as there’s no one around, a slight breeze rustling the palm tree leaves, an occasional A/C unit kicking on but otherwise silence.

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Good Morning Everyone, may you all find some peace and quiet and some time for yourself to enjoy your surrounding, to think of and to realize all of your blessings no matter what struggles you are facing.  I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……Robin Robinson

Life…..Life Happens Whether we…..

Beautiful Breezy Evening as the sun is going down………such amazing beauty that constantly surrounds us if we just take a moment to look around us!!😊img_9872

Life…….Life happens whether we enjoy it or whether we just let it slip by…..

Take a few moments each day to enjoy the beauty and the blessings that you have in your life.  Life isn’t just about Money and Materialistic things, they are just things…….. Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……Robin Robinson

Discovering new places, even at 73 years young….Zion National Park 3/20/17

We walked over 6 miles yesterday through some beautiful territory.  Some of our party couldn’t make some of the steep hikes but there was still plenty to see on easy strolls and partial hikes of ups and downs broken up by picture taking along the way.     So awe inspiring at the beauty this Country holds from within that so many have yet to see or some may never have the chance.  Get out and discover new things whenever you can no matter what your age!! Auntie Carlene is 73 years young…..Explore your surroundings and what this great Country holds from within!!  NO Excuses!! There was every race, every body type, every age bracket to be seen throughout the park. Some could easily walk, some were slower than others, some were seasoned hikers, some were on crutches, some were in wheelchairs, some were on bicycles, some were riding on their parents backs…..one thing we all had in common was that we were all enjoying our beautiful surroundings!!    You Have this One life to live, right here..right now so you might as well live it up and live life to the fullest!!😊  Don’t live with “I wish I had” … live with “I DID” every chance I got!!!  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…….Robin Robinson