Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No Orchids Today

When I got home from "R's" Heritage trip, I noticed that the orchids had dried up. I was disappointed, I really wanted to watch them bloom. Now I'll have to think of something else as a Tuesday post.

While we were gone, I took a lot of landscape/waterfall pictures. Most of them do not have "R" in them, but occasionally he is in one. We were at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park and I said I wanted a picture. This is what he came up with. I can't believe how much he has grown in the last year. He still has the attitude at times, but over all he hasn't turned out too bad.

It was good to spend some time with just one child to find out what his plans are now and give him something to remember in the next few years. When we got home, the other two who have been on this trip wanted to know if we had gone some of the same places that they had gone. I try to make each trip unique to that individual child. No two trips are the same. We do things a little differently each time, even if we are visiting the same places.

On knitting news, I gave Emma her shawl yesterday. She was thrilled. She said she had never had anyone knit her anything before. I didn't get a picture, sorry. We got talking and it was really warm and then her son came to get her and I didn't get the opportunity to get a picture.

Here is our official first stop, Wagon Hammer Springs, just north of Salmon and before North Fork. As a child, on our trips north, this was always one of our stops, so I always stop with the boys here when we do this trip. Wagon Hammer is a natural spring on the side of the road. A sign just above the springs says the water from the tap has been tested and is good to drink, not sure on the water coming from the rock.

Happy knitting & spinning.


Anita said...

Wow! I haven't thought about Wagon Hammer Springs in years! I always LOVED stopping there on our trips. I'm going to enjoy your trip updates.

LDSVenus said...

Your socks are coming along nicely :). The trip sounds like you two had sooo much fun!! I'm sure it will be something he will want to do with each of his own children when he gets married and has a family of his own. :) What an awesome thing to leave your kids, time with their mom. :)