Monday, August 22, 2011

35 Years and counting........

On August 19, we celebrated 35 years of being married.  We didn't have the $$$ to fly off to some fun city like Seattle, Portland or San Diego, like we have done in the past.  We went camping instead.  We found a private camp spot 4 miles out of Garden Valley, on the road up to Placerville.  We did alot of 4-wheeling. 

The first evening there we rode the 4-wheeler into the tiny town of Placerville (not even 100 people).  The only people we saw were a few couples in the historic cemetary.  It is a very quiet little place.

The next morning we wanted to be adventurous and right across from our camp was a trail to explore.  We had only gone a little ways when the trail was covered with branches and logs.  We turned back and went further down the dusty road.  Headed up another trail -same thing - lots of timber on the trail.  So we went down by some construction work, looked like they were enlarging a bridge.  Headed up that trail and this time we kept on going.  We climbed the mountain and got up on a high ridge.  It was very steep and lots of big gulleys that the 4-wheeler hugged the side of the mountain.  I was anxious to get down.  We finally started to go down the mountain.  Before long, we came to some timber on the trail and we thought - hey, this looks familiar!   We were on the very first trail that we had started on that morning - we knew it was right across from our camp, so we got off the bike and cleared the trail.  It wasn't too far from camp.   It ended up being a 6 mile loop.  It seemed alot further.

The last day we checked out Grimes Pass, another trail on the way to Placerville.  It was a good road this time and pine trees everywhere - just beautiful and the kind of rides I like (not scarry).

Some of the pics above are of our ride up there. The 4th one down is our view on top looking down at Garden Valley below.  It was a long ways away.

It was a fun time.  We packed light and didn't even get out the Camp chef for cooking.  We didn't even make a campfire. No kiddos around to roast hot dogs or marshmallows.     Are we getting old or what?

I love you Honey - Happy Anniversary!   (Next year let's do the Payette)

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