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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Monday, June 26, 2017

A HOT Sunday at home..Happy Birthday to a special man...

A Happy Birthday toast in memory of
Keith Bybee...Georgetown, CA..

Sunday morning we had our apple oatmeal muffins and got the day started with coffee and computer.  A little exercise and Ken gave himself a haircut.  Gosh darn it's already hot!  

Adam called from Bridgeport and said he was going to head home to Georgetown as he's decided to go camping with his cousins Nick and Ben.  Ben leaves for Air Force Boot Camp on the 25th of July.  They're heading to Dillons Beach where I'm sure it'll be much cooler!  He'll be gone a few days and then over here on Sunday (if not before).  

Ken worked on the 97 putting in a couple of storage boxes etc.  He handles the heat much better than me.  I closed the curtains and had the a/c running until almost bedtime. 

Yesterday would have been Keith's birthday.  Keith is dau in law Cheryl's dad.  He would have turned 70 yesterday.  He passed away unexpectedly last July 13th.  Bryan sent a few pics from their house.  Cheryl's sister Kim and hubby Ace came over and it looks like they had a nice little gathering to toast Keith on his birthday.  Keith was definitely a man's man and a very hard worker.   I think he was one of those people you couldn't help but like.  A wonderful sense of humor and just a wonderful man.  I told Cheryl I wished we were there and felt very honored that she sent the pictures to include us.  It's always hard for us girls to lose their daddy especially when it's someone as special as Keith.  

Kim, her hubby Ace sitting and Bryan

Miss Mia..

Adam, Mia, Bryan, Kim, Cheryl and Ace..

Our son Bryan and Keith..they always had a special bond..:)

Our niece Samantha had stopped by Ken's moms house with baby Slater when they were in Sacramento..stole these pictures from FB.

Grandma, Samantha and Slater
Ken's mom will be 90 in December..
Looks good doesn't she?

Our other niece Christine getting to know

Grandma and Slater listening..hahah

Slater and Grandma

It appears our 3 grandsons got to go fishing two days in a row..not so much luck yesterday...




This morning we're going to head to Gardnerville to pick up a few things..Sheets, a camping griddle for the outdoor stove and more stuff i'm sure of..It's going to be another hot one..darn..Have a great day! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Had a surprise overnight guest!

Yesterday morning got up and started cleaning the house from when the kids were here.  Did laundry from all the beds and discovered I'm badly in need of some more sheet sets!  Seems between the trailer, cab over, bunkhouse, fifth wheel and the house I NEED more sheets.  Pulled the ones off our bed and the bottom was ripped, of course these sheets are probably a hundred years old..hahahaha. Guess that'll be on the agenda when we head for the big city later this week. 
Eric took the boys fishing at a pond near their
house..Mason got bass..catch and release..

I think Mason's happy with his catch

Russell and Lori gave me some squash from their garden so I froze one and stuffed one, using ground turkey breast and veggies.  Haven't done that in years but I have to say with a salad last night it was delicious.  Cooked it early because it was going to be so hot!  

Ran to Scolari's for a few things and then I was in the house the rest of the day, just too hot outside for me.  Ken spent a big portion of the day outside after enjoying a nice breakfast with Joe at Dini's in town.  
From the top..Jacob, Seth in the front Aaron, Mason and Adam
2012 when we at lighthouses Northern CA..my how they've

Jacob and a bass he caught last week

Russell and a HUGE Bass

Jacob and his dad with fish

I love this pic! Shows how tall these
boys are! Jacob, Russell and Aaron..

Our Grandson, Adam called me saying he was going camping for a few days.  He was headed towards Bridgeport, CA which is where we spend a lot of time most summers.  I know the rivers are running high and he was wondering what a fishing license costs?  In CA they're running about $50.00 and it's form Jan to Dec not a year from when you buy it.  Then he wanted to know how much camping is there..about $20 to 22 a night.  So he headed out..when he got near Hope Valley he called wanting to know where dispersed camping is there, I told him and then surprise he's coming to Grandma and Papa's to spend the night! Yay!  Always happy to see any of the grandkids!  He decided to forgo spending 22 dollars or so  when it would be almost dark.  

Our sunset last night ..

Seth joined Russell, Aaron and Jacob this am..

Aaron and his bass..all catch and release..
Jacob with his prize..

He didn't want the squash for dinner but later I made him a black bean veggie burger and he liked that.  I called it a night (Ken had already gone to bed).  

Woke Adam about 0620 this am as he wanted to get an early start.  While we were talking last night he changed his mind and decided to head for Devil's Postpile  National Monument.  It's about 50 miles further than Bridgeport but he really liked it when we were there a few years ago.  I made some apple muffins to send with him (and for our morning coffee) then made him pancakes for breakfast.  I made him a good sandwich to take with him for lunch or dinner and off he went. 
Adam and Papa this morning..Adam
has the gypsy in him..takes after his
Grandma and Papa..
Bye Adam..travel safe 

He's called a couple of times, seems Devil's Postpile is CLOSED!  There's still too much snow to get there and other campgrounds are closed because of high water!   So he headed back to Bridgeport and he called again, he found 1 of 2 sites that were left.  He said it looked like there will be thunder and lightning happening soon.  He decided not to spend two nights as it's $23.00 a night for him and he said he's just parked in the desert.  So tomorrow he may come back here or head for home.  He wanted to get some good pictures so I'm hoping that'll happen!  

Ken spent most of the day outside again, not me..He took the cabover off the 97 Ford truck (AKA: Money Pit).  He's decided we are taking the 97 Ford pulling the Jayco and I'll have the Tundra for the grandkids or Adam can drive.  Either way we'll have room for all 5 grandsons and us. Seth should get some driving time in too.  
The cabover all secure on our 12 foot trailer..so if we want to
take it anywhere we can.  Fall we'll put it back on the Ford..

Thursday, June 22, 2017

All the boys are gone :( but they'll be back :)

We wanted to get an early start on Wednesday since I was taking the boys home to Cool, CA and Ken was going to Carson City.  We enjoyed another wonderful breakfast at Dini's before leaving.  Because it was a weekday the #1 Breakfast (2eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes and toast) was $2.99.  3 of us had that and Seth had French Toast..out the door under $15.00.  Can't beat that!  

We left with Seth driving.  By the time we reached his house he had driven 112 miles.  I still didn't have him drive Highway 50 but all the rest he did awesome.  Hopefully his dad or mom will get him out on the freeway and stop signs.  Living in the country you don't deal with a lot of people at stop signs and Cool only has 1 set of them. 

I dropped them off around 1230 or so and then ran up to Georgetown to visit with Cheryl, Mia and Adam a bit.  Figured i was so close and the day would be done when I got home so why not?  We ended up going to Terry's pizza and sandwich place for lunch which was really good.  After that I dropped them off and headed out.  I thought for a change of pace I'd go by Jenkinson Lake, (Sly Park area) and head out on Mormon Immigrant Trail to highway 88 and down by Silver and Caples Lake.  So got off on the Sly Park exit, then by the lake and then a big sign that says "Road Closed 23 miles ahead" another one "Chain across road 23 miles ahead"...bummer, figured it'd be open by now.  So U turn and back to highway 50.  Hit a little roadwork on 50 which we hit going the other way too.  
Jenkinson Lake at Sly Park..used to do a lot of camping
there many years ago..

It's only about 4 feet below the road..beautiful!

Right outside Gardnerville the skies darkened and the temp dropped from 95 in Gardnerville to 56 degrees.  Winds picked up and rain, hail and wind.  It was awesome! Just hoping the hail didn't bust my new windshield.  It didn't, but it sure was loud!  
The rest area at Wilson Canyon..river overflowing into picnic area

more of the overflow..

Got home and it was hot!  Thunder clouds gathered and we got a nice shot of rain and wind!  Went on a lot longer than what we thought it would.  Nice having the porches to sit out and enjoy the storm.  
Wind at our house..

We had beautiful rainbows last night 

Love the skies here..

Watching the skies..

After the storm at sunset..

Hopefully this plays a few seconds of rain on the roof! 

Today was a stay at home and get caught up day!  Got the sheets washed and changed on all the beds.  Rooms cleaned etc.  I was going to clean the trailer but too hot! Tomorrow's another day!  Ken got the trailer dumped and then he headed for dump with the garbage trailer.  Finally about 1540 or so he came inside.  Hot out there!
Adam and his sunset picture last week..
Like father, Like son..Dusty and Owen..

Looks like we'll get a trip to Great Basin National Park and Cave Lake State Park with all the grandsons!  We're happy about that..first week of July..:) 

Eric and Christina gave us some new camping chairs from Cabela's..love them..and i'll have a picture tomorrow they're in the tuff shed right now and I didn't take a picture. That was sweet!  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We're home and it's hot!

Sunday morning after breakfast Adam headed home in his car and we headed out with Seth driving towards CA.  He drove the first 80 miles to get us to Highway 50.  Then I drove to Antelope where we visited with Russell and Lori for a bit and then headed back up the hill towards the campground.  Turtle Rock was full so Ken went across the street for 4 miles to Indian Creek Campground.  Only $10.00 a night because he's got the America the Beautiful pass.  There's a beautiful lake which is really full because of all the rain and snowmelt.  The campground was pretty full, amazing as we thought on a Sunday most people would be going home..but it's Summer.  Seth drove 33 miles into the campground from Highway 50.  He did an awesome job! 

We got there, met up with Ken and then headed out to look for good fishing spots.  Found one, but no fish for our kids.  They still enjoyed trying anyway. Ken bar b qued some hot dogs for dinner with some pork and beans and chips. Simple but it worked.  Warm nights and cool mornings. Hot days!  
Seth checking out the water while fishing..

Mason fishing..

Mason fishing

Nice family there..they caught 2 fish..

Papa and Mason..notice Ken's shirt is wet?
He fell in while checking out the temp of the water..hahah


Looks relaxing..

Yesterday, we decided to head for Hope Valley and some river fishing.  The kids enjoyed but still no fish.  We were able to sit underneath some trees and feel a nice breeze.  After awhile we headed back to the day use area of the lake and found a nice area to have lunch and shade.  We stayed there awhile, but the kids were done with fishing.  We went back to camp and just hung out the rest of the afternoon.  Nothing too exciting but it worked.  Ken and I went up to the bathrooms and took showers, I can tell you neither of us wanted to get out it felt soo good!  We have a nice shower in the trailer, but not unlimited water! 
Hope Valley, CA..

Ken, Seth and Mason coming back from checking the river




Seth, Mason and Papa..and the beautiful river

Not sure what that's about..but Mason casting..
Indian Creek Resovoir

Mason at our lunch spot


Seth getting a little sun and getting a little nap in..


Papa bar b suing and awesome pork dinner

Our campsite

Seth enjoying a nap after lunch..

Ken bar b qued some delicious pork for dinner.  I had made potato salad earlier in the day sothere was a choice of mashed potatoes or potato salad or both. Some delicious corn was cooked too.  Yumm!  

This morning when Seth and I left the campground at 0915 it was 87 degrees already...uhhh. We headed to Raleys in Gardnerville to pick up a prescription and then home.  Seth drove the 84 miles home! Awesome Seth! 

So home now and unloaded the trailer.  Now it's 101 degrees and we're inside in the air-conditioning..well except for Ken, he's taping up the rear window in the new Patriot so I can take it tomorrow to take Seth and Mason home for a week or two.  He's taking the orange Patriot to Carson City tomorrow to get a new tire, so all four tires will be new. 

Congratulations are in order for our niece Samantha and her sweetie Cody..they just adopted an adorable 10 month old baby boy! So happy for them!!
The happy little family..Samantha, Cody and Baby Slater :))

Some random pics just because....

Father's Day breakfast w 5 of my favorite guys! Adam, Mason, Aaron,
Seth and Papa! 

We watched the video "Long Ears Everywhere"
Adam when he was 3..cutest cowboy ever at
Mule Days...

Mason checking out the water at Indian Creek

Seth fishing at Hope Valley


Our sunset last Saturday night...love NV..

Highway 88..Seth driving..excuse
the windshield ..