Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reuben's almost summit of Mt. Adams

Reuben’s best friend, Mark, wanted to summit Mt. Adams for his bachelor party. The four guys got together Friday, hiked to camp, and got up early Saturday morning to try to summit. The top is about 12,326 ft and an elevation climb of 6,700. The guys all came really close to the summit but due to the 3 mile hike the night before, were tired and decided that they would stop at about 9,300 ft. All in all, they enjoyed the fellowship with each other, guy bonding, and had a great experience. I am so proud of them all.

Beautiful Evelyn

Outdoors in June

We have our first garden growing carrots, beets, beans, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, zucchini, onions, and lettuce. It is fun to watch them grow. Evelyn likes to harvest the radishes with us. Also we found that Evelyn likes to color with chalk all over our driveway. She sure is fun to watch play and grow. Sunshine and beautiful sunsets makes Hood River such a great place to be.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Coast

We went to the cost after our hike and stopped at a few places along the way to Great Grandma’s house. We stopped and got squeaky cheese at Tillamook Cheese factory, enjoyed the sunset, ate at Moe’s with friends and ended up at Grandma’s house. She just loved seeing Evelyn. The next day we spent all day looking through photo albums and enjoying each other’s company. We even made some time to visit a few antique shops on our way home. It was a great time visiting with Great Grandma and a wonderful time as a family! Great way to jump start the Summer.

Memorial Day Weekend Hike

Memorial Day weekend we went with a group of people and hiked to the top of Saddle Mountain. We ended up hiking through sun, rain, hail, and snow. I don’t think the weather knew what it wanted to do. It was a great hike with great friends.