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


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.


Basin Labor Day 2016

We went up to finish the fence for labor day.


Basin 4th 2016

It was a small tournout this year due to illness in the family and Parker’s baseball tournament.  We took Zak and Brooks with us and had a ball.

Family Fun


Basin 2015

As usual, we headed up for the 4th of July to the Basin.  Rod’s family was the one planning the events this year.  It was, from the crafts, to the talent show and the raffle, great fun.  We also had a lot of fun back at camp.  It was fun to have Deegs there along with Willem, making up 4 generations in the camp and when Dave’s parents came up for the day, we had 5 generations in area again, just like at Christmas.

Family Fun

Talent Show/Raffle


Basin 2014

4th of July 2014.  A pregnant Monika and of course Brent too were there for the 2nd year.  Chris made it up again too.  Jax made it but not Alley.  Shooting and talent show as usual then more shooting.

Family Fun

Auction/Talent Show


Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day 2014, we went to Vernal to see Dave’s Mom and Dad then headed up to the ranch.

Boulder Lake August 2013

We had a great time on our annual family campout.  We had such a great time that when it was time to go, the dog and Brooks both pouted.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Yahoo We Got Our Canoe

We finally got our new (to us) canoe so we can tool down the river in style, thus keeping the doggie happily swimming.  We had to drive quite a ways to pick it up.  The people we bought it from had pet ducks and lived in a rustic cabin which the husband had built himself.  It also came as a surprise to me that ducks shake off like dogs after they get out of the water.