Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Camping at Quincy Lakes, June 2008

Our little one night camping trip to Quincy Lakes was very delightful. I have always been iffy about spending only one night camping, I just didn't think it would be worth it. But it was definitely worth it! It was easy because all our camping gear from our last camp-out was already out and ready to go. We headed over to Eastern Washington and its rolling prairies. I love heading over the mountains because the climate and scenery change so dramatically. On the west side of the mountains you have the pine trees, the sound, cooler temperatures, and more rain. On the eastern side of the mountains you feel like you have entered the old west with dry prairie, rolling farm land, ranches, lots of sun and warmer temperatures.

We arrived after George, Bonita, Taraz and Taraz's friend Aaron. When we arrived it was WINDY! Ruh had a little bit of a tough time setting up the tent but in the end he was successful. The rain fly on top was acting like a sail and making one side of the tent fold completely down when a big gust would come along. We decided, since it wasn't suppose to rain, we would take the rain fly off. The entire top of the tent is a screen so taking the rain fly off allowed the wind to just pass right through. That night we could see the stars while we were falling asleep.

After we set up Taraz, Ruh and I headed out on a little hike. Taraz really wanted to show us a place he had found earlier. The sun was setting and it made all the colors so dramatic. He led us is a small canyon. We walked along the cliff's edge and we could look down into the valley. There were lots of little pools of water circled by green plants. On the far side of the canyon we could see a waterfall. When we got back to camp Ruh put on some t-bone steaks and we enjoyed a yummy dinner. We headed to bed around 10:30. The wind did whip the tent around a little bit and every once in a while the tent would hit my head. But we were nice and cozy warm so the night wasn't really that hard. Sometime in the night the wind stopped. We woke to a calm breeze and George and Bonita were out for a glide in their canoe.

After breakfast we headed out for a hike. We walked down to a canyon. There was a lake and we decided to make our way around it. At one point the trail ended and we had to navigate lots of rocks and boulders. It was slow going but lots of fun. When we got to the other side the boys decided to take a dip in the lake. I was wishing I had brought my board shorts with me or I would have joined them.

I am now very willing to go on more one night camping trips! I have cleaned all our camping gear and it is all set for the next trip! :)

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Friday, June 06, 2008

Another Camping Trip

We are heading out tomorrow around 2pm when I get off work for Quincy Lake in eastern Washington. My in-laws George and Bonita are getting there before us and also my brother-in-law Taraz. It won't be as big of a camping trip as our last one to Lake Wenatchee but it will still be a lot of fun. Unfortunately Ruh, Daisy and I only get to stay one night because Daisy has school on Monday and Ruh has to work. So be watching for some more fun pictures and video real soon! :)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Leo Christopher Rogers, Born May 30th, 2008

My dear friend Ruth gave birth to little Leo early Friday morning. He is 7 pounds and 20 inches long. I went over to her house today and got to hold him. He is so cuuuuuuuuuute!!! He is such a little jelly bean! He has very long slender fingers, perfect for playing the piano like his dad. :) You could just feel the joy he is bringing to Ruth and Chris. I am so happy for them!