Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cecret Lake

Over Labor Day weekend, Daryl and I wanted to do something fun. We are not used to just sitting around the house when we have time off, so we decided to hike up to Cecret Lake. The hike is only one mile each way and we figured it would be nice to get away to the mountains before the snow hit and it was just to cold to hike. I guess we were not the only ones with that idea. I have never seen the mountains so crowded. There was never a time on the trail or at the lake that we were alone in the wilderness. There was always a bunch of people around, as you can see in the backgroud of the following picture.

Daryl said I never put a picture of me on the blog. So I have included this one. This is right after we reached the lake. It was a short hike, mostly uphill with a bunch of switchbacks, but it was well worth it.

Here is a picture of the lake. It was very pretty.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Pictures dealing with last blog

Here is one of our bundles of joy, Gavin. He was having a lot of fun just playing in the dirt and rocks. Little children are so much fun to watch, they can entertain you for hours. We sure did enjoy our camping trip with Monica and Sean and wished we could have stayed longer. Oh well - there is always next year.

Here is a picture of the guys visiting Old Ephriams grave. that bear was over 9 feet tall. I would have hate to come upon him in the middle of the night when I was out camping. His skull used to be at the Smithonian in Washington D.C.

Here is a picture of the whole crew (missus the picture taker) as we are out exploring. We sure had a great time and was sorry to see the trip end.

My mom makes the best ever pickle beets and chili sauce. I have for a long time now wanted to learn how to bottle these two items. So I took a Friday off of work and went up to mom's and had her teach me how to do it. It sure is a good feeling to know how to bottle fruits and vegetables if you ever need to. Thanks mom!!

To end our summer off. Chris took us to Traflaga to play games. He won free passes when he was living with us and doing so well at school. He wanted to take us with him and his mom to say thanks. We went minature golfing to begin with.

We all got a hole in one except for Chris. I did first. Daryl got his hole in one on the second to last hole. It sure was a lot of fun

Chris prize also included tokens to play some arcade games. I don't think I have ever done this before. It was fun.

To end the day with Chris and his mom, we went for a ride on a roller coaster. This picture is of Chris, the rest of us had to wait until the next one to ride.