Sunday, March 30, 2008
Utah Lake Pictures
There is a girl in one of Andrew's classes who asked if we wouldn't mind being models for her. She's an amateur photographer and wanted to practice taking pictures of people--she usually does landscapes but is trying to branch out. We, of course, said that we would be willing. So on Saturday evening we headed out to meet her and drive out to the castle behind the mental hospital. Apparently it costs $15 to take pictures up there, a fact that we weren't aware of before and since we are cheapskates we chose to find somewhere else to take pictures when the "parking lot guard" informed us of the fee.
Our substitute location was Utah Lake. Surprisingly enough neither Andrew nor I had ever been there before. I had only ever heard bad things about Utah Lake but it was actually quite beautiful--probably because Geneva was closed down years ago and the lake has had a chance to recover a bit.
It was so windy and cold! Rachel, our little wind-lover, thought the weather was great...for about five minutes. Then she got rather grumpy. Even she has her limits when it comes to being cold.
Lindsey also took some pictures of just mommy and Rachel, and just daddy and Rachel.
After Lindsey took some family pictures of us--and we wrapped Rachel in a blanket--she let us use her camera. That was like a little slice of heaven. Her camera is so fancy and takes excellent pictures! We've since added it to our list of impossible desires, along with an Mac Book, and an iPhone, and a car that you can't hear coming a mile away, and a full-ride scholarship to AUC. All in good time, I suppose.
We're thinking Utah Lake might be a fun place to go later on in the spring or summer when it is perhaps a little warmer and less windy--of course, having no prior experience of Utah Lake, we're not sure if it ever gets warmer or less windy.