We had an awesome day yesterday with grandpa Oakeson. We got to get out to the desert and walk and look around for a bit. It was out by three peaks out west of Cedar City. We weren't out there very long before we spotted a bald eagle just chillin in an old tree where it obviously treats itself to a snack based on the bird carcusses on the ground around the tree. We snuck up close to get this picture and then the eagle flew away about a mile out from where we were. We drove up the road to see if we could see it again and we watched it fly back to the tree that it was in before and we got a couple more shots. It was incredible. This is the first time that I have ever seen a bald eagle in person before. It was amazing to me to be able to get so close to one and be able to docement it this way.
We drove around some more right about the time that the sun was going down and the horizon was absolutley amazing. We had two cameras and and three different lenses between us. A regular lense, a 250, and an ultrawide angle. Needless to say if there was a picture to get we got it. I think that the biggest thing was being able to get out and just walk around outside away from town where the fresh air really is. I personally love how proactive Ivan is about getting out and just being out there sometimes. Thats something that I really need sometimes.
The best part was hving Ellie Jo out there. Unfortunately it was pretty cold so we weren't able to take her out of the car but we had some fun with her in the car. She loves looking out the window and seeing all the current happ'nin's. We thought it would be funny and 'educational' to get her started behind the wheel early. We were out in the desert right? Who would it hurt?! We really didn't have her drive. The car was off. But we got some cute pictures of her at the wheel. "Honest officer! I had no idea that you had to be 16 to drive!" Over all it was alot of fun and completely refreshing for all of us to get out and get some fresh air.