Monday, July 17, 2017

Byron Glacier Hike

This week has been sunny and gorgeous!
We've been out every day trying to soak up as much as we can.

Our hike on Thursday took us out of town and hour down the Seward Highway to Byron Glacier. Since it was a ways out of town only a few families made it to this hike so it was a smaller group this time. It was a beautiful drive down there. The hike itself is only a mile long one way with a well maintained path. 

We stopped on the way for boys to get slushies'. Seems to be their favorite summer treat right now.
Scotland Family, you might notice Elijah's tshirt. :)

Monday, July 10, 2017

4th of July

Geoff had Monday and Tuesday off for the 4th so we spent some time camping with the Posts.
It was pretty rainy but we still had fun.

This is Daisy. She loves watermelon. :) 

Elijah kept busy chopping wood.

On the 4th we drove up to the tiny town of Glacier View for their 4th of July celebration which included launching old cars off a 300 foot cliff. 

If my videos didn't work or you want to see more here is a video from a few years ago that I found on YouTube. 

And this one is what we saw.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday Hike

Our hike today was so much fun! We saw a mama moose and her baby at the start. Then we walked to some sand dunes and the boys had a blast exploring, digging in the sand, and seeing who could jump the farthest off the edge.

We could have spent all day there but rain moved in after a few hours and we moms ruined the fun by saying it was time to go. :)

Hopefully the videos I posted below work.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Memorial Weekend Camping Trip

We enjoyed spending the weekend camping with some friends.

It's been chilly and rainy for weeks with the odd sunny day here and there. The weekend we were camping did end up being cloudy and chilly but fortunately it didn't rain on in except at night when we were inside.

All the pictures were taken with my cell phone so they aren't the best quality. 
There were four families there and quite a lot of children running around.
This is Ethan and his buddy Quinn.

 It was chilly but apparently not too cold for quick jumps in the river or water gun fights.

There was this huge log jam clogging up the river that the guys worked on clearing.

Hmmm. I wonder what the best way to deal with this is...

...let's blow it up!

Obviously that's the only way to go.

The audience. 

The audience moved well out of range.

The explosions were a little disappointing and didn't unclog the whole jam but made a good dent in it. 

This was a spot further down the river where Geoff cut up a huge tree that had fallen over the water. It was the first time he worked with a chainsaw while wearing waders. :) That water was icy!

There were lot of marshmallows roasted, s'mores and hot dogs eaten, four wheeling rides taken, and plenty of chats around the fire. Good times.