The Aftermath

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.

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But we postponed doing any serious work on it and just ate as many vegetables from it as we could.

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We decided to have a little bbq party that night as Pops got into town also.

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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.

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wiffelball

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Royals game

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Tours at Boulevard and Roasterie

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And lots of quality time

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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.

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I ran hard for an hour and it was rough but really fun.

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While I was gone the girls were hard at work.

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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.

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We packed up our gear and lunch and went back to the river. We gave my legs a rest and paddled up the river.

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Once we found the perfect spot we pulled over and swam a bit then gathered wood and built a fire.

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and built some chairs and other random things

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While the fire burned we swam some more.

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Then the coals were ready so we started cooking lunch.

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It was giant pork chops marinated in homebrew brown ale. While they were cooking I relaxed

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Then we ate and they were great.

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We ate as much as we could but it was way too much food. We packed up and got back in the canoe.

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We went on upstream a ways and it was really nice and peacefull. Then we headed back down.

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Pumpkin took over for me.

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Then we got home and cleaned up everything.

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We relaxed the rest of the day and ate ice cream.

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