Saturday, September 19, 2009

End of Summer

So it appears that fall is just around the corner. The mornings are cooler, the nights are nippish, and yes, it has frozen my poor garden at least 3-4 times this past month. (Sigh . . .) The huckleberries have all been gathered, I'm still hoping to get a few more chokecherries, and I'm up to my eyeballs in canning mode at the moment.

It's also the annual bow hunt. As such, my b-i-l and his wife and family all camped up a nearby canyon a couple of weeks ago. My husband and I camped with them for kicks and giggles, and I decided to post a few pictures to share the beauty of where we were.

This was our campsite. It was back in the woodsies and a great place to relax.

This was interesting. We found it below our campsite. Some people are very creative. ;)

Here, good brother Jeffy is posing with his former neighbor, Ranae, and her two puppies.

The food was wonderful. This is the grillbox chicken that Kennon & I fixed one night.

That night we also served Dutch Oven potatoes.

We loved sitting around the campfire, consuming delicious vittles and spending time visiting.

Here Nephew Zac demonstrates his "drinking" problem. (Inside joke. It involved spilling a great deal of water down himself.)

Kennon and I spent one afternoon picking huckleberries. We figured that season was over, but Jeff and his f-i-l stumbled onto this patch and came back to report.

These berries were about as thick, big, and ripe as I've ever seen. We picked a half gallon that afternoon. Way cool!

Another afternoon, Kennon and I went for a 4-wheeler ride up the famed "Boulevard." We climbed to the top of a mountain and could see the valley below. This is Geneva, Idaho below.

And this is a privately owned reservoir on the Wyoming side of the hills.

We played games to keep the little ones entertained. Here we're playing a rousing game of Dominoes.

Kennon also gave Tia a couple of rides on the 4-wheeler which she seemed to enjoy.

Here's my version of a "drive-by shooting." ;) I snapped this deer's picture as we passed by on the 4-wheeler one afternoon.

All in all a good time was had by all. The mighty hunters came back empty-handed, but we had a lot of fun, and to me, that's what matters most.

1 comment:

Doran & Jody said...

Good bye summer....sniff sniff.