Boulder 4th of July

We went to Boulder Lake for the 4th of July instead of the Basin.  Parker’s baseball schedule was brutal.  Because we went to Boulder, Nick and Jamie were able to make a couple of day trips up to see us while we camped.

Day 1  July 2-  Packing the travel trailer while waiting for the travelers to arrive – actually they arrived late the night before – then we went up, chose our campsite, set up camp and WD proceeded to get dirty.

Day 2 July 3 – Chris and Jaxson arrived in the wee hours of the morning after driving around trying to figure out where we had set up camp.  Then they set up their camp too.  The next morning we headed from the campsite to the lakeside.  The dog said finally!   Nick, Jamie, Parker, Brooks and Myah came up that day.

Day 3 July 4- Chris and Jaxson broke camp in the morning and headed back to the big city so Jax could spend time with his friends for the 4th.  Nick, Jamie, Parker, Zak, Brooks, Shawneen, Myah and Adlee came up for the day.

Continuing Day 3 – Shawneen and Adlee headed back to town.  We went back to cook dinner at the travel trailer and had a major catastrophe, so we headed into Pinedale earlier than expected and ate at the brewery before heading over to the park to watch Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs

End of Day 3 – Then we went up the hill to watch the fireworks.  We were really close to where they were setting them off, so were able to feel the jolt when the entire fireworks launching platform collapsed, sending random fireworks shooting everywhere.  It sort of looked like a mortar hit or something.  The show ended prematurely when the fireworks launched into town.  I had just been sitting there with my finger on the photo button so captured pictures of it all.

Day 4 – We dumped the leftover generator fuel into the gas tank of my car and headed into town so they NC People could catch a plane the next morning.  We went to Sapporo for dinner.  WD was fascinated.  So was miss Mabel until the noodles came then she only had eyes for the noodles.

Video:  Mabel practicing her walking skilz in camp, the dog towing Myah out to the tubes, Dog Digging Rocks, Zak freezing while bringing the tube back to shore, Digging in the sand, Dancing in the Park and Jamie Parodying a Viral Video when the fire started at the fireworks.

Boulder Creek June 2017

21

We went up to Boulder Lake on June 21 to check it out before camping out on the 4th.  The creek was at flood stage and even below the dam there was whitewater.

 

River Summer 2017

Because of the extraordinary runoff, the river remained extremely high during June and July.  We also got to see a great supply of waterfowl.

River Spring 2017

As soon as we got a bit of thaw, we took to dog down to the river.  There were still large ice floes in April and May.  The water was past flood stage.  At one time, she got stuck in trees that weren’t normally in the river, so we moved our normal spot to a different place for her safety.

Neighborhood Early 2017

It was a brutal winter with record snowfalls.  Schools closed for the first time in over 20 years.  Every time we’d get close to finding the road, we would get dumped on again.  The dog loved it.

Swim 2017

Zak’s Senior year and his last year of high school swimming for sure.

On December 18, 2016, we got together and did team photos for the Swim Team Program featuring the seniors (not all heroes wear capes).  Here are the outtakes.

I got to go to a few of the meets.  Here are the photos from the January 21, 2017 meet.

The February 11, 2017 meet

And the final meet of the season, and Zak’s high school career February 16, 2017

 

River Fall 2016

In the short fall before the brutal winter, we didn’t get many trips to the river.

Kyd Visit Sept 2016

Although it was a sad occasion, after my brother’s wife died, he and his children came to visit and we went to Colorado for a Rockies game.  We went shooting, visited the wild horse corrals and went 4-wheeling before heading out to a baseball game in Colorado the next day.

Basin Labor Day 2016

We went up to finish the fence for labor day.

 

Football 2013

Parker decided he wasn’t going to get any bigger and tried out for football.  He was amazing at it.  The dog was a great cheerleader.