Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Mesa Falls

Today's outing was out to Mesa Falls.

Nice having so many overlook points.

It's fun to visit waterfalls and see the rush of the river, hear the roar of the falls.

It's so green and beautiful out here.

James is having a good time.

Going to check out the little nature center at the Big Falls Inn.

They have so many different kids of animal pelts to see and touch.

Some of them are super soft.

James, who loves his orange fox hoodie, found the fox pelt and said, "it's one of my people!"

Found this collection of butterflies and moths.

After that, we continued down the trails into the forest.

Look at these 2 little buddies.

Hanging back with these 2 dawdlers.

We always catch up to the others eventually.

Hailey's trying to hide from having her picture taken.

On our way back to the cabin we stopped off at this Frostop drive-in.

Hanging out until the food is ready.

Later tonight we went to the Yellowstone Playhouse for the parody dinner show, The Prince-less Bride.

The show was hilarious and we had a great time.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Sawtelle Peak and Henry's Lake


Up on top of Sawtelle Peak was super cold.

When we arrived it was pretty clear and we could see off into the distance, all around.

Then the clouds drifted in.

And stayed for the rest of the time we were up there.

We tried bundling up but it was bitterly cold.

We went inside the car and waited about a half hour to see if the clouds would clear up. They didn't, so we made our way back down the mountain.

Back at the cabin, cousin Sophie came by with baby Mateo.

Evan has been gathering firewood and helping to tend the fire pit.

Greg and Annie brought a couple ATVs along to go 4-wheeling. One of the conditions we set on our kids was no-ATV riding. Too many accidents.

After a while, we all went out to Henry's Lake.

It was really nice.

We skipped some stones.

We walked along the lakeshore.

Hailey brought along her camera to take some pictures.

We figured we'd walk partly around the lake.

We saw the occasional boat.

I stayed in the rear with my 2 slow-pokes.

We eventually caught up to the rest of the family.

I'm not totally sure where Sawtelle Peak is, but it's somewhere that-a-way.

Walking barefoot in the lake.

Evan got the fire going again for those who wanted to hang out, though it did sprinkle on us a bit.

Aubrey was climbing while we were at the lake earlier and hit her head. She screamed her head off and got patched up with a bandaid.