Friday, April 18, 2008

Boise Foothills Heritage Fesitval

Last Saturday we spent the day with Robert and Jessica and kids at the Development, Avimor, that the company that Robert works for (SunCor) was hosting a new festival called the "Foothills Heritage Festival. They were doing it to bring people out to see their new development. They have some great model homes. We spent time watching Ballons getting ready to launch, getting a ride in a teathered ballon, watching some trained sheep hearding dogs, heard sheep around. The property that the development in being built on, has had a history of sheep raising. We toured the model homes, had free food at a BBQ, listened to some live music and watched some Basque dancers perform. I skipped the Bouncy house. The grandkids enjoyed it though.

Wendy says we don't get enough pictures of me since I take all the pictures. She caught me coming back from the porta potty.

Waiting in Line for the ballon ride.

Wendy, Kara and Kyle riding the ballon together

They also had some Nature walks, and there was a Mountain Bike company (Trek) letting people try out their mountain bikes. Kara tried one out. It has a composite frame with disk breaks, air adjusted shock obsorbers, etc. We asked how much a new bike like that would cost. It was merely $6,000 bucks, something that could fit anybodys budget. (yea right) This picture of Kara caught to much sun so its a bit washed out, but you can see the bike she tried out.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fun in the Snow in Jan

Some winters we make a trip to McCall Idaho for their winter carnaval. We went a few days before to miss the crowd. We tubbed on a hill than afterward went to a hot spring to have a good soak before going home. When we left the hotspring the temp was a -20 degrees. It did not take the moisture long to frezze on you when you got out of the pool. The bridge shown is called the Rainbow bridge. The State just refurbishied it and made it look new.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Trip to OK & KY

During Spring Break we made a trip down to Oaklahoma to see Mr & Mrs Big Morty and the Jr Mortys' and spend Easter with them. Then off to Louiville, KY to spend time with Wayne & Sherstine, Livia and our new grandson Gavin. It was good to see them all again. We were in KY to help with the baby blessing on Sunday

Grandma loves to help the grandkids color Easter Eggs.

Grandpa loves to play with the grandkids too. He also loves to tease them.

Wendy & Kara at the park along side the Ohio River with Wayne & Family

Boca Raton, FL

We made a trip to Boca Raton Florida this past November. We did a little site seeing while there. Wendy holding a baby aligator.

We rode on some tall buggys that drove downthrough the swamps and saw lots of wildlife.
We even rode an Air Boat (you know, the ones with the big fans on the back)
If you look close you can see the alligator in the water.