It has been HOT around here. Monday we had the chance to spend the afternoon up Provo Canyon (about 15 minutes away from our house). What a perfect way to get out of the heat.
We went with my sister and brother-in-law to visit his grandparents at their cabin on a fork of the Provo River – just down the river actually from Sundance resort. This place wasn’t as glamorous as Sundance, but it had idyllic charm oozing out of every crevice. And the back deck is literally on the river!
The cabin was built in the 1960’s right next to the cabin built in the 1920’s where my brother-in-law’s grandmother spent all her summers growing up. And now in their nineties, these grandparents still spend every summer at Wildwood. (Is that the perfect name?)
The river was moving fast, but there was a little dammed-off area where the kids could play. That water was cold! All snow run-off. Most years they borrow a few geese from a farmer friend to come spend the summer and add to the charm of the place but this year, thanks to the heavy snow and wet May/June, the water has been too high and swift for the geese.
To make it even more enchanting to my kids, there was a table with scraps of wood and hammers and nails and they just went to town building sculptures.
But the cherry on top was a tree house/screen porch over looking the water which you could access by a ladder OR from a bridge from the loft room of the cabin.