We made it into the planned site, slammed a beer and went to bed. Not bothering to jack or level our trailer led to an interesting night of sliding down hill! Nonetheless, we were determined to close this day out and hope for better luck on Saturday. After breakfast at the Miners' cabin, we hiked around South Baldy mountain, eating wild raspberries, and plotting our plans for the remainder of the weekend. We decided our present location was awesome for tent camping and hiking-but was a total bust for a camper. So after lunch we had a family discussion and decided to cut our losses and find a designated campsite. I LOATHE camping in these sites and for many years' we have managed to avoid them: not this time. No matter where you are there is always one village idiot-and really, no peace, because people, kids and mutts are all around. Submitting, we turned in to the most remote site we could find and jacked up the ole trailer one more time in Water Canyon campground.
Eric was very involved in implementing the new Eagle Bridge and really enjoyed watching the sequential application of each bridge piece-very cool. Papa, my Dad, would have loved it since he spent years' working on bridges himself. Soon we can drive over it...
Eric's brother Gary bought his own home following his recovery from a stroke. Gary and Geri threw a house-warming and my boys' headed up to ABQ to spend the weekend and celebrate. Gavin had fun at the zoo and at the party with two GrandMa's and Uncle present. He is still talking about the train ride to the zoo and water balloon fights at the park!
We are all healthy, life is good and both our jobs are keeping us busy. Gavin loves, loves Kindergarten, but is ready for bed at 7:30 p.m. each night. He is wiped! First day of school, pictured below.