Wednesday, September 5, 2007


It has been a very busy summer. We have even managed to go camping a couple times. We went to Bear Lake for three or four days. We didn't have the best weather but we had enough coats and sleeping bags to stay comfortable. We spent half a day at the Minnatonka Cave.It stays about 40 degrees in there all year around. Needless to say we were all a little chilly after the hour and a half tour. There are 444 stairs each direction. My legs were burning by the time I reached the top. Of coarse I had to carry Tyson the last few hundred stairs. We were going to hike up to Bloomington Lake to do a little fishing and have a picnic. We got almost there and we ran in the sheriff. He was turning everyone away because a 17 year old had drowned and they were trying to recover the body. We ended up playing alot of horseshoe golf because the weather didn't cooperate. We did get to hangout on the beach for a couple hours.

Our next trip was to Redfish Lake in Stanley. I rained the first night but after that it was really nice. We went to the fish hatchery and saw a bunch of salmon. They were huge. Some of them were 4 feet long. There were a few that were still swimming up the river by the hatchery to spawn. Then we went to Custer. It is an old ghost town about 15 miles down river from Stanley. It was pretty cool to see how they lived and the stuff they used to mine the gold.
Heidi's parent came with us. It was pretty cozy in our trailer, but we all had a good time.We got a chance to go fishing. I think everyone caught at least one fish.
Sean had a snag, so I handed Tyson my pole and went to help Sean. The next thing I knew, Tyson started getting all excited. I looked over and he had caught a fish. He set the hook and reeled it in all by himself.How come kids always get tired and can't finish a hike?
Marissa and Sean tried for hours to catch a chipmunk. This is about as close as they got.There were a bunch of logs laying in the little stream by our camp. They kids got "pretty" good at balancing on them. Of coarse they all ended up wet.