Friday, July 31, 2009

This and That

Our view out the front window has not been at its best this week. Normally I can see down to the bottom of the valley and you can see the river snaking its way along the valley floor. I took this photo at about 8:30 in the morning on a beautiful 95 degree day.

We are socked in with smoke from surrounding forest fires. We are safe and this point no structures are in danger with any of the many fires in burning in our fire district.

We are hot and dry and our forests are full of dead brown dry trees due to the pine beetle.

I took this picture halfway down the hill on my way to work on the same morning. You can Google BC Wildfires and a great web site will come up that will show you the fires in BC it will even link you to Map Quest so you can see where the fires are.

Yesterday upon arriving to work I had one of pts. ask me if that was my van out back. I told him it was and he asked me if realized my license plate had been stolen. Apparently it was taken sometime the night before, either while I was at the YMCA downtown for a workout or in our driveway while I was sawing logs.

Either way it cost me $18 buck for replacement plates. I can't tell you how annoying it was that I had to pay for replacements. It is not as if I stole my own plates.

The funny thing is, I could have been stopped by the police and picked up for driving a stolen car. I reported the plates missing and then drove to BCAA to replace them. I got lucky and did not get puled over on the way there.

George and Judy come into town this evening and we are off to Kewolna for the annual family reunion. Should be a great time. Have a good weekend!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Many Moons Ago

I am not sure how many weekends ago I took these pictures. These are from a Saturday morning we packed up the dirt bikes and the quads and took the kids out. We parked about 10K (6miles) from this lake and unloaded the bikes.

These pictures are really out of order so bear with me. This is a little snake we saw sunning at the lake.

Huge foot print at the same lake; I would I guess this is moose print. I am wearing a big huge boot in this picture and I have big feet myself, ladies 10. That is a big print.

The kids and husband are mine, the dog is not. It was up there with some guy that was fishing apparently we were way more fun than his owner.

Ah, here is the start of this whole post. We started here and rode in 10K. PJ rode with me on the back of the big quad. Q rode with Paul and Sebass rode his own bike the entire way. The younger kids get worn out on such a long ride, their hands get sore and and then it is to hard for them to work the hand brakes. Not good, so we switched things around for safety. We had a great day. Sebastian was amazing on his bike but pretty beat when we got back to the truck.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Valley

More vacation pictures. This is a campground we stayed in on our way to Eugene. I think it is called Happy Valley. It was one of the prettiest places I have ever stayed in. The entire place was surrounded by river and by trails to walk through.

Here is a little bridge that takes you over the river to one of the areas where you can have a campfire in the evenings. You can see they have chairs set up and firewood stacked and ready to go.

Here is one of the walking trails. There were a lot of them, not all as wide as this one. It was really neat, the kids would go on walks together and you could not see in them on the trails but you could always hear them laughing and talking to one another, so you knew where they were and that they were okay.

Here is the campsite. Full hook ups and not a mosquito to be seen.

This is the office and the laundry facility. They has a bathroom with a shower I would like in my own home. There is another nice spot to sit there, with a BBQ and a great big table and chairs all around it. Even wireless internet if you need it, at no extra fee!

I think I took about a million pictures of the trails and of the river.

I am ready to go back.