October 17, 2009

Camping in October

Yep, the title is correct, we were camping this weekend. It was pretty chilly, I think I have a few things figured out, but I don't have it completely understood. Can you read between the lines? do you know what I'm really saying? I got cold sleeping. I didn't have the sleeping portion figured out. How cold was it? In the 20's. Pretty nippy. I have a plan for next month, it involves global warming...

Really it was a good time. The boys had a few problems getting moving in the morning, like breakfast was well past sun up. But they understood what the problem was and then they buckled down and got it done, with some guidance. Here are two shots from the fun, the campsite looked like this. My tent wasn't in the picture because I snore, I tend to pitch my tent further away. The big tent is ours and so a few boys were in there, Ian, Spencer, Josh, Justin, Paul. I'm not sure how late they stayed up, I was tenting a long ways away, remember?

Here's a shot of a 22 range. I was at the shotgun range. I don't hunt, I don't even own a gun. Why do I want the boys to hang out with the hunters? It's easy, I can't teach them to be safe around a gun, but some of my friends can. The nice thing is, after doing this a couple of times, Ian is pretty good with a 22, knows the 12 gauge hurts and the 20 gauge doesn't' interest him. Spencer has learned to survive it all and as you can see, finds a nice place near the fire to hang out and chat with whoever stops by.

Spencer is my eternal optimist. Here he is suited up for his "Hum-In-Ah" dance, first showing his clothes and second the dance. Folklore has it that if properly performed, with the correct, odd, number of ice cubes flushed down all working toilets, school will be canceled. But, you need to have your clothes worn inside out and backwards, put a teaspoon under your pillow and dance around chanting: "Hum-In-Ah, Hum-In-Ah..." He was bummed when it didn't work on Friday and his brother, his main mentor, was upset that this ceremony was pulled out so early in the school year. In Holly and My defense, we do take them to church Sundays.

Bustin a move!

Have a great day!

October 15, 2009

Two days in a row, Wow!

Hello again my friends.

A bit of clarity on yesterday's post. It was pointed out that Cil actually pronounces it "Birfweek". The boy scout pop corn sale on line isn't in affect until November 9th. Details to follow. The walk is actually pretty amazing when you think about it. Holly was wheel chair bound for 3 months this year.

On to new news; Cynthia is out west visiting her son, Robert and sent me these photos, which I am sure were meant to be shared.

First up, a shot of Cindy at Deception pass, pretty cool place.

Then we have a shot of Cindy on a porch on a building site at the Harbor. Very cool marketing technique.

Here is Rob and Cindy at Rouche Harbor.

I have always enjoyed my trips to the Great Northwest. It is beautiful country. Rob, you are one lucky dude! I am calling you next time I get out there!

Have a great day!

October 14, 2009

Wow, mid October already!

Hi all, sorry I've been slacking, but I have good reasons, but first we should all give a great big Birthday Shout Out to Cil, our dear friend that just happens to live in the south. Not the deep south, but it's still south of us folks up north, so she's now southern. Anyway, here's some shots that a spy of mine shared with me. Happy Birthweek Cil! We love you and miss you.
Here she is with 2 of her sisters
Just so you know, she's not always playing it safe, here she is wakeboarding. The grin belies the inevitable wipeout.
She's a real outdoors person, here she is out in boondocks, roughing it and living off the land, good thing she's an awesome fisherman.
Obviously she's a family gal, here's the little family sitting pretty. The really look larger in real life.
And what's life without friends? Cil wouldn't know and fortunately, we don't need to wonder either. Have a great day friend!

Boy Scout popcorn time is upon us! Please follow this link at Trails End to get an idea of what we have available. We will be having online sales, for those that live far away. Of course we'll deliver to where ever we can. Some of you will be getting an email from my email account, and it will appear to be from Spencer, but it's actually from both boys, but I was too lazy to set up 2 accounts. I'll split the orders apart at the end of the sale. 70% of the price is put right back into our local scouting and so that is tax deductable. Questions? Give a call or drop us a line.
There is one more charity that I would like you to consider and that's the upcoming Breast Cancer Walk. Holly has walked in this for several years and is doing so again this year. It's a tough year in the ecomomy, but for the family, it's been kind of tough too, this is the 10th year since MaryAnn lost her battle. We miss her and I know that's why Holly walks. Please consider supporting that as well. For that you can follow this link: Breast Cancer Walk
That's it for now. To recap; Happy Birthweek Cil!, Consider Boy Scout Popcorn and Consider supporting Holly's Breast Cancer Walk.
I will try to get back to regular posts, so who knows, maybe again tomorrow.
Have a great day!