Monthly Archives: August 2018

Saying Goodbye to June and July Part 3


The last part of July found me getting to spend some quality time with my grands in Boise!  Jesse took Larissa to San Francisco for her 40th so I got to spend two of the three days they were gone keeping watch over their little darlings.  Rob was gone backpacking so it was up to me to hold down the fort and keep all free from danger.  The trip started out a little rough.  Due to fires in the area the usual road from Cascade to Boise was closed so I had to go the long way around which added 2 1/2 hours to the trip but still got there just fine.  ANYHOO!  It was great and I wanted to post pictures from that special time!!!

First activity we accomplished was a trip to the Boise Aquarium!

Stingrays with Hudson

Big smiling fish with Paisley

Miles with the big fish

Malia with the goldfish and some catfish that liked to suck on your fingers. She was brave enough to let them!

All Four!!

After the Aquarium we stopped at Dairy Queen for lunch.  It was kid approved!

Look at those eyes!!!

Back home we swam and played and watch a little TV and then we made spaghetti for dinner!!

The second day we went to the Meridian Library and then to the Meridian park for free lunch!  Pizza Pockets!

Paise and Hudsey. The wrapper said corn dogs but it was really a pizza pocket

Malia was smart and picked regular milk not chocolate. Those girls are very health conscious. (Good job Mom and Dad!)

It was VERY hot so these three sat in the shade while Miles played a bit on the playground. (Sisters!)

He wanted to play restaurant! Such a darling cook!!!

At home we swam in the pool, played charades and cutie patootie Miles took a nap.  All in all it was a wonderful time with my grands and am already looking forward to the next time.



Saying Goodbye to June and July! (Part 2)


Earlier this summer, for Father’s Day Weekend, Hublet and I met up with his brother and sister and their families for a camping trip in the Sawtooth mountains.  It was a wonderful time together, the weather was “iffy” but it rained mostly at night and just sprinkled once in a while during the day.  The campsite had a marvelous view of the mountains and was by a stream.  We spent some time at the Alturas Lake beach the first day and on the second day Hubster and I took a hike while the others went their various ways.  At night it was sitting around the fire and card playing tournaments in our campers.  Here are some pictures:

On the shores of Alturas Lake.

Alturas Lake beach

Alturas Lake Outlet

Lake Perkins

River Views

Camper Round Up

Hublet and the boys!

Food was deliccious!

Meadow Flowers

Mountain Flowers

Purple Vioet

Indian Paintbrush

Wild Strawberries

Shooting Stars

Elephant Heads

Meadow Flowers

Rain clouds over mountains!

Mountain Majesty

Zoomed in Mountain

Pine Tree Roots