|Perfecting the belly flop is humbling.|
|White on Rice.|
|Ness Working Her Guns.|
|Believe he will be a circus tightrope walker.|
Eric and Gavin departed today for two weeks of Canadian adventures, first in the City of Edmonton and then onto Vasa Camp with literally dozens of welcoming relatives. Gavin, will eat, craft, sing and live Sweden for one week, learning about the culture defining the maternal side of Eric's family. We felt fortunate to be able to send him again this year in an annual attempt to keep him grounded in his roots and lineage.
Similarly, I am returning to my roots, as I embark on a ten-day tour of Oregon to backpack, mountain bike, visit our most precious neighbors and a few of Portland's breweries. I have not been home in many years' and it is far overdue. My Brother, Phil, and likely one of his sons' are accompanying me into the Eagle Cap Wilderness, which abounds with mountain goats, elk and you guessed it WATER....lakes...(there are more than 50!) Expect pictures from both of these excellent adventures and enjoy the ones taking below of our first taste of lake water at Bottomless Lakes. Suffice to say, we highly recommend it and will definitely return. (See tips below.)
|Eric hogging the tube.|