Monday, September 18, 2017

ATV Ride up Six Mile
 Erin is always so good to wear her Helmut and Goggles.

 Love to take pictures whenever we go for a ride,  the scenery is alway so beautiful.

 They got a little bit a head of me, when I stopped to take pictures.

 Made it all the way to Ferron Lake.

 Where we stopped for some Lunch.  And a much needed "fanny" break.  

Found these cute "dust keeper outers" from the SA company,  which do an awesome job keeping the dirt out of my mouth and nose!  Just love to go camping and 4 wheeling!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

A River Run with the Truckee River Raft Co.

An Awesome River Run  (Float) on the Truckee River!  We did this while we were over in Squaw Valley for the UAMPS conference.

 Was so much fun, for all of us to float down the Truckee River. We only had a couple of spots where it was a bit of a White Knuckle experience.  They said "class 1 rapids", it felt more like class 3 !!!

 The Scenery was so pretty.  And it was a lot of Fun!  It took us about 3 hours to get to the take out point.  


 Erin was too cute at helping with paddling,  She kept telling us "I do It"  I kept thinking she would lose the paddle,  but she never did.    In fact I'm the one that lost it.  And one of us (Not Me)  swam after it.


 Most of the river you could stand in and it was only waist deep  but we still put a life jacket on Erin.  We also got High Centered a couple of times,  causing one of us (Not Me) to get out and give us a push.


The Best part is  the Staff was so nice in helping us with Erin by getting  Erin In the Raft in the Beginning and out at the End.  I would totally recommend this rafting company to anyone traveling to Squaw Valley and wanting to take a River Run (Float)




Saturday, September 2, 2017

Squaw Valley, California

 Was Awesome,  I loved it.


 The Olympic Village is where we stayed.   


They had a band almost every day, and night that played in the Events Plaza.  Getting Erin pass this was a trick,  most times we just sat and listened till they went on a break,  and we told her they were done.


We saw a very cute chipmunk eating a pinecone.  Most pine cones were as big as pineapples.


  Finally came across a Bear!!   who knew it was on a golf course,  we were golfing on, hole 7 to be exact,  and she had 3 cubs with her so needless to say I did not get to close.


We rode the Tram up to Base camp,  to have dinner.


Drove over to Lake Tahoe, which is huge,  and was very busy with boats and tourists.


And of course I bought a souvenir,  A hand woven rug.  Was a Great Trip!  Also did a River Run (Float)  and drove down to Yosemite National Park.  Pictures to follow when I get them all downloaded.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Osprey?

 At least I think thats what it is.

 When I zoomed in I noticed that it had a fish in it's talons.

Probably to feed these two hungry birds that were on the next pole 
in a nest.

Love it when I have my camera with me and can take a picture, with the zoom lens. 


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Skyline Camping Week

 Was Awesome!

 There was a lot of 4 wheeling......

 The "three eyed tree" keeping an eye on us.....

 A little bit of fishing.....

 An Awesome,  and Fun Talent Show....

 Some Yummy food......

 A Very Cute Watch Dog.....

And some Beautiful Sunsets!

Love going to skyline Drive,  loved it when I was younger, and I love it now.   Next years goal is to get ALL OF US up on the mountain!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Just Miss Erin
I have been trying to make a slideshow of Erin from Birth to Now.


 I have a lot of cute pics


 She was always good to pose.


 And She was always so good to smile.


 Even her school pics were good.


 It's going to take me awhile to get it completed.


Because there are about 400 pictures to get on the slideshow.  It will be nice when it gets done.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ghost Town in Montana

 Well of course I had to visit any Ghost town in Montana,  The Rv park we stayed at recommended Bannock Ghost Town.


 I actually came across the Turner House.  They give you a map, and pamphlet explaining all the buildings in the town.


 The Courthouse was later turned into the Meade Hotel


 In the Hotel they had this huge staircase that winded up to the second floor.

 The town has been given to  the Montana historical society.

 The Saloon was Awesome and told a story about Henry Plummer who was the town sheriff, by day and led a band of thieves,  to rob gold miners of their gold by night.


 The thing that impressed me most was the wall paper in one of the homes,  it was really well preserved,  and I wondered "who could afford wall paper?"

The Masons built this building.  They used the top half for their meetings, and the bottom was a school.  I asked the staff if they had experienced any paranormal activity or scene anything,  and of course they had stories.  But on my trip I didn't experience any such activity.  Probably a good thing.  Not really sure how I would react if I did see or feel something.  Bannock was a great Ghost Town!  I Loved it!