Saturday, December 31, 2011

Legacy Trails "ADVENTURE UTAH"

We have recently learned that many of our interested participants have been affected by mission assignments, church callings, health and family issues that have diminished our trekker list to just a few. It is hard to say if it will be any better next year or not. Under the circumstances we have decided to cancel the 2012 tour and try for a 2013 tour instead. I will be contact each of you to let you know in detail our decision. 
Norm and Heather 
Did you know that Utah is home to five National Parks, seven National Monuments, one National Historic site and two National Recreational Areas. Plus Utah serves as a gateway to five National Parks in adjacent states. And we will be visiting many of these on the "Utah Adventures" tour.
U.S. resident / citizens will want to obtain a good for life SENIOR PARK PASS for $10.00. This will cover everyone in your vehicle.
Non-U.S. residence / citizens should obtain a 2012 ANNUAL PARK PASS for $80.00. This also will cover everyone in your vehicle.
Otherwise each National Park visit is upwards of $25.00 per vehicle per park or entry. The above passes can be obtained at the first park entry that we hit.  
ROAD LOG Edited Jan 17,2012 Subject to frequent change
DAY 1: Sept. 5 Wed. Rendezvous Bear Lake Utah, Rendezvous Beach State Park
DAY 2: Sept. 6 Thurs. Truck -pool to Paris Idaho for Tabernacle Tour / Evening Welcome Dinner 
DAY 3: Sept. 7 Fri. Bear Lake to Flaming Gorge Lucerne Valley State Park with side trip to  Piedmont Ash Kilns. (157 mi)
DAY 4: Sept. 8 Sat. Flaming Gorge to Vernal Fossil Valley RV Park. Optional Temple visit (63 mi)
DAY 5: Sept. 9 Sun. Rest Day no travel. Local church services.
DAY 6: Sept. 10 Mon. Vernal to Moab Arch View RV Park (244 mi *high mountain pass)
DAY 7: Sept. 11 Tue. Truck -pool Tour Arches National Park/ Canyonlands National Park.
DAY 8: Sept. 12 Wed. Moab to Monticello Mountain View RV Park Optional Temple visit (63 mi) 
DAY 9: Sept. 13 Thur. Monticello to Mesa Verde Nat. Park Moorefield Campground (76mi) Truck-pool to Ruins Tour
DAY 10: Sept. 14 Fri. Truck-pool to Durango / Optional Train trip to Silverton 
DAY 11: Sept. 15 Sat. Mesa Verde to Monument Valley Gouldings RV Park (175 mi)
DAY 12: Sept. 16 Sun. Truck-pool to Mexican Hat. Church with the Lamanites. Monument Valley afternoon Backcountry 4x4 Tour   
DAY 13: Sept. 17 Mon. Monument Valley to Capitol Reef Nat. Park Fruita Campground (200 mi)
DAY 14: Sept. 18 Tue. Capitol Reef to Bryce Nat. Park North Campground (120 mi *high mountain   pass)
DAY 15: Sept. 19 Wed. Truck-pool Tour or hiking Bryce Canyon
DAY 16: Sept. 20 Thur. Bryce Nat. Park to Zion RV Park east enterance. Truck-pool Tour of Zion National Park
DAY 17: Sept. 21 Fri. Zion Park to Page Lake Powell RV Park  Stop at Moqui Cave Museum(100 mi) afternoon Lake Powell Canyon Adventure Boat Cruise
DAY 18: Sept. 22 Sat. Page to Jacob Lake Kaibab Nat. Forest Campground Stop at Lees Ferry(90 mi)
DAY 19: Sept. 23 Sun. Truck Tour to Grand Canyon North Rim. evening camp Fireside.
DAY 20: Sept. 24 Mon. Jacob Lake to Snow Canyon State Park Campground. Stop at Pipe Spring Nat. Monument(120mi) Evening Farewell Dinner and Show at Toucaun  Outdoor Theater
DAY 21: Sept. 25 Tue. Optional St. George Temple visit                                     
  • Who is invited? Anyone. Preference being our friends who served at MHHS regardless of year. Our friends who served with us in Hungary. Our friends who have been with us on prior RV Treks or cruise plus any friends of any of the above.
  • When? Fall of 2012. Sept. 5th to Sept 25
  • Cost? Everyone looks after their own day to day expenses and fuel. RV Parks and Campground fees will run approx. $500.00 per rig including tax.  Primary optional events/expeditions are planned: Welcome dinner $30.00 per couple. Monument Valley Deluxe Back country Tour $100.00 per couple. Lake Powell Canyons Cruise $130.00 per couple. Toucan Dinner and Show "Aladdin" $100.00 per couple. 
  • The circuitous route covers approx. 1500 miles of Utah's Scenic By-ways with rendezvous at Bear Lake terminating at Snow Canyon, St George. (see posted Road Log)
  • Length of tour 21 days.One of the advantages of looking after your own expenses is that anyone can join or leave the tour at any point..
 Would appreciate comments, ideas, impute or concerns. 
Participants should be prepared to take on assignments as I intend to relax...somewhat! 


  1. ROLLINGSON Norm & Heather
  2. MOSS Bob & Roberta
  3. HARDING Art & Karla
  4. THOMSON Delwin & Bonnie
  5. ORTH Ed & Kathy
  6. MARTIN Loren & Myrtle 
  7. WAITE Mike & Frances
  8. SMITH Wayne & Mary Jo
  9. CRAWFORD Gordon & Linda
  10. ADAMS Richard & Darlene
  11. BRENCHLEY Richard & Sheryl 
  12. BLUEMEL Rodney & Nola
Interested in joining us? Comment below / email [] / or call 307 413 6498 
We realize circumstances change and we are always vulnerable but lets get you on the list. We can always delete if something comes up or you change your mind.  

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wedding Day

Norm: On Dec. 20, 2011, Granddaughter Tamra Dawn Deyholos married Nicholas John Rich in the Timpanogos Temple.

The Deyholos family celebrate with the newlyweds. Left to Right. Father Steve, Brothers Taylor and Bradley. (Tam & Nick) Sisters Shelyn, Jenae and Alanna. Mother Sheryl.

Heather: Norm and I are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. We were pleased to have all of our children and 4 grandchildren with us in the Temple for Tam and Nicks sealing. Our family is our greatest joy.
Tam and Nick are a perfect couple and very much in love. We are so happy for them. Aren't they beautiful together?

Norm managed to pry his beautiful Tam from Nick for a turn on the dance floor. You can tell he is bursting with pride. We wish them joy and a long and happy life together. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mission Reunion 2002 Mormon Handcart Historic Sites in Wyoming

Norm: It has been almost ten years since we served at Martins Cove with these wonderful folks, yet miraculously no one has gotten any older. It was our privilege to host a Christmas gathering with these old friends.

The party was held in our home at Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane Utah. Twelve couples attended the two day event.

The Wheelers likely came the farthest coming from Safford Arizona.

We were able to share stories with each other of what every one has been up to and brag about our grand kids. Heather and I presented a fireside of our adventures on the Hungary Budapest Mission.

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Through the marvels of technology the Gronnestad's were able to join us from British Columbia. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving...Park City with the Lyons

Heather: Thanksgiving is the time to gather with our families to express gratitude for them and for all the blessings we receive from our Father In Heaven. So here we are gathered around our  daughter Val's beautiful table with Rachel, Laura, and Sheldon, (Dean's brother). Karli, Andee, and Dean were there too of course! Val took two days to prepare a magnificent meal, which we consumed in 30 minutes!

Andee baked her first apple pie all on her own, she even peeled and cut the apples! At age 7 she did a fantastic job! I think she is going to take after her mother and be a great cook!

Friday we all went to the skating rink for some fun on the ice. Jaime and Nate skated around holding hands, while Karli practiced some figure skating moves. They stopped speeding around long enough to get this cute shot!

Karli and Andee are going to perform in an Ice Review just before Christmas. Andee is practicing her one foot glide! She has been taking lessons for just a little while! We had a wonderful time with our family in Park City but we missed being with the Deyholoses, the Ricks, Pettys, and Derek and family. Can't wait until Tam and Nick's wedding when we will see them all!Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Day with Tamra & Nick at the Air Show

Norm: We are now settled into our home at Sand Hollow Resort in Southern Utah for the winter. Las Vegas is a short drive to the south and a great opportunity to spend the day with our granddaughter Tamra Deyholos and her fiance Nick Rich at the Nellis Air Force Base Air Show.

Nick is a student at Utah Valley University in Aviation Science. He has logged over 200 hrs. air time and currently working on his complex ratings in this twin Diamond. UVU was one of the sponsors of the air show.

A simulated bombing run by a A10 Warthog (fast and out of frame) Aircraft of the Thunderbird demonstration team in the foreground.

Thunderbirds in action. IMPRESSIVE TOP GUNSPosted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011 Great West Tournament Champions

Not only do the UVU Wolverines take the Conference Championship but take the 2011 Great West Championship as well by beating North Dakota 4-2 followed by a win over Houston Baptist 2-1in  hard fought  double overtime. The tournament was held in Newark New Jersey. A great finally to Jamies 15 year soccer career.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

A Great Weekend in Provo

Norm: Utah Valley University Wolverines women's soccer take their conference championship. Our granddaughter Jamie Lyons #12 played another fantastic game. As a senior, this was her final home game, and scored the final goal with 1 1/2 seconds left on the clock beating South Carolina 4-0.

It was like old home week visiting with the Garners and Alex Recksiek reminising our missions in Hungary and remembering the wonderful people that we met there. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Whats Norm Been Up To?

Norm: When you live on a mountain and on the top of a cliff, usable yard is in short supply. Hence the importance of decking. Thanks to modern synthetic materials, refurbishing a 40 year old deck is easy and rewarding. All 1500 square feet of it.

A Canadian made product of recycled tires was an obvious choice for this back yard. We converted an old sunken hot tub into a pleasant water feature.
However, fall is here in Wyoming and winter is but days away. It is time to think about moving down to the desert. Scenes from our desert home will be posted soon.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Indian Summer

Norm: Taking advantage of the dying days of fall, we head for a family day at Lava Hot Springs, a short drive away in Idaho.

It was the middle of the week and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The Rollingson kids could not get enough of the water.

As for me...the water was just a little on the hot side, but a little solar vitamin D will do just fine.

Later in the week its birthday celebration time. The number on the candle is hard to read.....tooo bad.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wyoming State Champion 2011

Norm: For the second year in a row, our granddaughter Hailey Ricks is 2011 Wyoming State Champion in women's high school cross country  With the fastest time of the day and the only time under the 20 minute mark in all divisions. Event was held on a sunny fall day in Douglas Wyoming. A great way to finish the running season, and she is yet a Junior. We will be watching with eager anticipation  to 2012 for her senior year.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Plein Air in the Parks

 Heather: Last week was full of family fun and adventure. My brother, Charles, and his wife, Kristin, came from California for a visit. we had not seen each other for over three years so it was wonderful to have them here. We took Charlie to Jenny Lake in the Teton Natl Park so he could do some plein air painting. The day was perfect and the mountains were glorious as usual.
Charlie found a spot that offered a striking view of mountains, the river, and trees with bright leaves glowing in the sun. It did not take him long to capture the beauty of the place! Norm rested in the sun while I trekked down river to take more pictures -- It was a great day! On Sunday we met most of our family at Church to hear Trevor's home coming talk. He did great and we loved hearing his stories and feeling his great love for the Gospel and his Savior. Corena and Kevin had a wonderful meal for everyone after the meetings. I think there must have been 45 people at their house!
Norm: As a professional artist, Charlie goes by the name of Charles H. White. For samples of his works, google Charles H. White Artist

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Star Valley Cross Country Meet

Norm: No amount of photo manipulation can warm up these photos, but spirits were high and the competition hot. It was Star Valleys turn to host the area meet to five of the area schools. Add a little snow to the mix just to stir in a little Star Valley ambiance. Hey ...look at that blond haired girl go....the race has just begun.

Big brother Trevor who started this whole family competition thing watches on. One time State Champion warms up for  a little personal run of his own but soon realizes he has some work to get in shape again after serving for two years as a missionary in the Amazon Jungle. The phone however has started to ring from the Universities with scholarship offers for him to join their athletic program.

And here comes Hailey Ricks to the finish line still in the lead and all alone. Not too far behind came the Nethercot twins who crossing the the finish line in true sister competitiveness, giving Star Valley the one two three.

Hailey receives award in her shorts from the guy in the parka and probable long underwear. Star Valley Team place first in the women's and the men's event. Next come regionals then on to State.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

HE"S HOME!!!!!

Norm: Our grandson Elder Trevor Ricks has returned home with honor from. his two mission in the Peru North Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a treat to see so many family and friends at the airport to welcome him home. His mother Corena and dad Kevin were hardly excited.

Cousins Taylor, Brad and long time friend Sam Adams shared the excitement. Three other returning missionaries, all from Peru were on the same flight. There was pandemonium in the airport.

Grandma Ricks was overcome with emotion. Sister Cassie, you can tell was somewhat excited as well.

Our friends in Hungary will enjoy this story. We all made welcome home posters. Just for fun Heather and I wrote our welcome home sign in Hungarian. A young man who was at the airport to welcome one of the other missionaries saw the sign and recognized the the Hungarian and asked Trevor if he was returning from Hungary. He explained no, but his grandparents served in Hungary. So we shared our mission experiences with him. He was Elder Forest and served in the Hungary Budapest Mission 1995-1997. He served as a greeny in Pecs were we served our entire mission. He remembered with fondness, the Szabadkia and the Kozska families.

Brother Bradon and sister Hailey get their turn with the hugs. Welcome Home Trevor. We love you. Posted by Picasa