4th of July Happenings
Oh, what a weekend….
Brandon, Nolan, and I headed to the Snake River Friday morning withthe two pups and a boat load of camping gear in tow. Much to our surprise, our camping spot just below the natural hot springs was still available – we were pretty convinced that it would be taken with it being a busy camping weekend, but it seems that mant folks opted to stay home and save on the fuel. After stomping down 8 foot tall weeds and setting up the tent, our spot was starting to feel pretty cozy.
It was just the three of us on Friday. We tried to sneak in a bit of fishing, and a “bit” was about all that was achieved – Nolan put up with the life jacket for about half and hour and then was done (although he did manage to take a catnap in it while on the boat). Can’t blame the guy, the life jacket looks a bit uncomfortable for those with no neck.
We finished off the night by playing in the hot springs, grilling up some grease-dogs (a must for camping), and playing “I Spy” (forgot the cards, but we were able to entertain ourselves none-the-less). Overall, a fun night with the family.
Saturday, we were joined by many friends, including Nolan’s buddy Chaytonwho is 2 months older than him. With so many friends around and 2 boats in total, we were able to take turns wakeboarding, fishing, and watching the wee-ones. After a year of not wakeboarding, let’s just say I’m feeling it a bit today.
In not so fun news, Brandon and I seem to have brought home a souveneir of the weekend – poison sumac. Neeless to say, we’re a bit itchy. Hopefully it runs its course sooner than later. Being itchy tends to make a person a bit crabby, so if I’m less than pleasant this week, that would be the reason.
Overall, it was a fun and memorable 4th of July with Nolan. Hope everyone else enjoyed theirs!