Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hillbilly Rafting!

I love to be home for the annual Trout Lake Country Fair. There are all sorts of blogworthy surprises. Check out this load of firewood for raffle. Hot!
Even hotter? This firewood: leftover from the big Cold Springs Fire that hit Mount Adams last year. My mother sent me the t-shirt.My relatives Fred & Dee Dee won the Jack & Jill sawing contest! They cut through in 54 seconds!
This baby Llama. It's like a 4-legged ewok.

Bam Bam and I took a hike with Cousin Karen. Here she shows us the proper way to carry all your hiking provisions. Cell phone in the right, the binoculars left, and a Merlot in the middle.
Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. Adams. Injun territory!
Hell Roar Canyon, Bird Crick Meadows. The base of Mount Adams.
Cousin Karen lives next to a creek. She invented "Hillbilly Rafting": floatin on an air mattress down the crick. A popular local sport.
There's lots of duct tape patching up the holes. I owe Karen a new mattress.
The cousins are practically pro.


Chad said...

OMG! That looks like so much fun! Gotta love Karen! When is she coming to NYC?

The Blackout Blog said...

If the boys ever drag me to a remote location, I'm insisting that we bring (extra) air mattresses for this specific purpose.

Don said...

Such great fun - did the tubing thing in New Hampshire in very cold creeks - great fun jumping off the cliffs!! You are doing it well and so what if it takes a little duct tape - worth it in the end for sure.

Never could carry mu hiking provisions that way (hiked in the
Adirondacks and Minnesota Boundary Waters). Never had the right equipment to do it!! You go girl!!

Enjoy Jesse!!

Hugs, Don