Slow to Post

Sorry for keeping you waiting for updates. I have been busy spending every last minute with my son. He left for the Army on Friday and for about the last 2 weeks we’ve been having fun together. Hiking, caching,watching movies and playing card games.

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One of the caches was a six mile hike that included 4 parts. There were 2 others along the way. We started out early in cloudy weather.

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We had our Geodog Ellen with us and as her and my son rounded a corner they disturbed some Big Horn Sheep. 3 of them took off running. I got a shot of them in the distance.

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We got the first part and went on about another mile or 2 then the weather turned really crappy. Fog came in and freezing temps. We decided to head back down the mountain.

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We laughed and talked. A time we’ll both remember. I won’t get to hug him again for about 6 months. We’ll all miss him but this is what he wants to be doing. He is going to be a medic.

High-tech hunt for lost treasure — dailypress.com

High-tech hunt for lost treasure
Finding trifles with GPS is becoming a popular sport on the Peninsula

By SAM MCDONALD | 247-4732
December 16, 2007

High-tech hunt for lost treasure — dailypress.com.

Family and the Holidays

I hope your Turkey day was as wonderful as ours was. Both our son and daughter came to spend the day. The daughter brought her game system so her and I sat next to each other and played Spyro the dragon, which we both love. We laughed and talked for hours. The guys were outside smoking turkeys, chickens and fish. They would pop in once in a while to see the game but mostly spent the time talking and laughing together.

The daughter and I started dinner, actually it was going to be lunch because she had to go to work later in the day. We made mashed potatoes, the yellow ones that her Dad likes, 3 kinds of veggies, turkey with gravy and all the fixins. Stuffing of course but no sweet potatoes! None of us like them.

We all got our plates fixed, held hands and thanked the Lord for our good fortune then ate up a storm. Hopefully not the last time we all get together for a while but I don’t know for sure. The son ships out on the 16th of Jan. We are planning a Christmas together. It will be a day late because of all our schedules but that’s ok.