Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pine-Scented (Day 4)

Saturday was spent at Kevin's uncle's home in Flagstaff. First of all, Flagstaff is gorgeous all on its own. Then add to that Uncle Wayne's two-plus acres and we were in heaven. The kids ran around and were spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa Love. We had a whole day before Great-Grandma Love's birthday dinner at a nearby steak restaurant, so we headed for the hills.

Kevin's cousins have a couple of quads and a sandrail, so we followed them up a mountain in our RV and set up base in the middle of a bunch of trees and hills.

After the kids all had turns, I got to ride with Kevin in the sandrail. Even over the engine noise, I took in the amazing scenery and the scent of the pine trees and the cool air on my skin. I tried to soak up that cool air all I could knowing what I'd be going home to the next night. From the top of a high hill, we had a view of the loveliest meadow. Really, I don't get to see enough meadows in my day-to-day living.

Later, back at our campground, everyone got re-showered and dressed up a little bit to celebrate Kevin's grandma's 90th. It's not every day you have such an occasion to mark, so it was a memorable time.

Happy Birthday! Let's do it again next year!

Me & Kev in the sandrail
Little boy, big helmet
Windblown Bethie after her speedy ride
Cayna with Grandpa Lloyd on the quad
Joe and second-cousin Aaron on the quad
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