All 15 posts from our Great American Road Trip this summer are up and online. Here are links:
Day 1 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/16/2015-gart-day-1-sand-dunes/
Day 2 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/18/2015-gart-day-2-zapata-falls-and-springs/
Day 3 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/18/2015-gart-day-3-bryce-canyon/
Day 4 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/18/2015-gart-day-4-zion/
Day 5 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/22/2015-gart-day-5-another-day-in-zion/
Day 6 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/22/2015-gart-day-6-yosemite/
Day 7 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/23/2015-gart-day-7-tree-day-in-yosemite/
Day 8 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/23/2015-gart-day-8-up-with-the-sun-down-with-the-hail/
Day 9 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/23/2015-gart-day-8-fashoda-campground/
Day 10 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/23/2015-gart-day-10-manzanita-lake/
Day 11 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/23/2015-gart-day-11-lassen-volcanic-national-park/
Day 12 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/25/2015-gart-day-12-great-basin/
Day 13 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/25/2015-gart-day-13-dinosaur-national-park/
Day 14 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/25/2015-gart-day-14-into-rmnp/
Day 15 http://theprewitt.com/2015/06/26/2015-gart-day-15-rmnp-to-home/
Well we didn’t relax when we got home. For some reason with time changes or hot house or too much caffeine in my system I got up at 7am the morning after our trip. I got busy hanging wet sleeping bags and the tent and cleaning out the van and setting up and filling the swimming pool. I made a big todo list and once everyone was up we all got busy.
While we were away our garden continued to explode.
But we postponed doing any serious work on it and just ate as many vegetables from it as we could.
We decided to have a little bbq party that night as Pops got into town also.
We had about a week with Pops and we did our best to cram as much fun in as we could. I think we did a great job. We had some great meals like Q39 and Strouds and did a lot of fun stuff like picnics.
Tours at Boulevard and Roasterie
And lots of quality time
Then a week ago Pops flew home and we already miss him.
Pops left right before fathers-day and I was really ready for a day to relax and enjoy being a dad. I got up early and went for a run along the river trail.
I ran hard for an hour and it was rough but really fun.
While I was gone the girls were hard at work.
When I got back I had to close my eyes and was led right to the shower. Then I got dressed and got in bed. I was rewarded with a great breakfast pizza in bed and coffee. Also wonderful prized artwork done by the girls and a garmin vivofit2 watch.
After breakfast and presents we got ready for adventures.
We packed up our gear and lunch and went back to the river. We gave my legs a rest and paddled up the river.
Once we found the perfect spot we pulled over and swam a bit then gathered wood and built a fire.
and built some chairs and other random things
While the fire burned we swam some more.
Then the coals were ready so we started cooking lunch.
It was giant pork chops marinated in homebrew brown ale. While they were cooking I relaxed
Then we ate and they were great.
We ate as much as we could but it was way too much food. We packed up and got back in the canoe.
We went on upstream a ways and it was really nice and peacefull. Then we headed back down.
Pumpkin took over for me.
Then we got home and cleaned up everything.
We relaxed the rest of the day and ate ice cream.