Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time Well Spent

On Friday, we headed back to the mountains.

                                           

Our girl has a really good eye for photography and she graciously allowed me to share her shots:


  For hermits, we've sure been spending lots of time running back and forth to the mountain, but, I'm not complaining. It's just a 3 hr round trip. An easy day trip. My FIL drew an Elk tag this year. So DH has been taking horses up, allowing he and his dad to scout for elk, up high, where most folks can't get to or won't go.


In general, most folks like an easy hunt. Not the case for DH. He likes a challenge and doesn't ever want a canned or easy hunt. He drew a sheep tag and his hunt is in February, but these trips are good opportunities to spend time with his dad and they are good for the horses DH has been working on.


If you're going to scout for Elk, you've got to get up early so we drove up the night before. Granny and I fixed breakfast at 4 and the cavalry saddled up at 4:30 and headed for the hills:


I stayed behind with Granny and made sure they would be well-fed upon their return


And took their little dog for a walk:


My FIL will be 81 in 4 weeks and he still cuts their own wood:


DH took this shot:


Family time is always time well spent and we're always grateful when we are able to do so. Our girl snapped a couple of gems:


DH has an obsession with maps and GPS coordinates so I love this shot that she captured:


I'm glad we're close enough to be able to spend these short bursts of time with my in-laws and it was extra special that our girl could join us on this trip.




11 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Fantastic photos of this beautiful area. I love that your daughter tells a story through her camera - just like her Momma!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures and such special memories. Glad you took the time to be together.
Dotti in CT

Janet O. said...

Wonderful photos of precious family time, and beautiful vistas!

Lisa Spencer said...

Great pictures Karen. It's so good to see Uncle G and Aunt C doing so well. Thanks for sharing! ~Lisa

Anonymous said...

Love this......so different from my life. Loved the pictures. Thanks

Sherrill said...

Looks like a wonderful time!! I know the folks enjoyed having you guys WITH the girl for a quick visit. Did Skeet and the other two go along or was that a bit much?! HA!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Wow - what gorgeous country! hope they scouted well and are all ready!

Judy said...

Wish my husband could hunt with your husband. My husband has hunted where horses have a hard time due to the height of the mountains up and down. The road hunters use ATV’s, and my husband dislikes it very much, so they go way back in, and at high at 7400 feet, in Northern California. How I wish he could have an easier time on a horse. They hunt on foot and go where no other hunters go. Last year they met several bears so the hunting wasn’t as good. They work very hard just to get a deer, but he loves just being up in those mountains. You are very lucky to have nice choices of meat.

Donna said...

What do you mean that your FIL drew an elk tag? Does that mean only he can shoot an elk, your hubby can only shoot a sheep since he drew that tag? My dad was a hunter but I don’t remember anything like that. He also never hunted elk! Riding horse back really makes it interesting! I love your blog! Your life is so interesting and different from mine! I grew up in a small town where most of my friends were farm kids so I can appreciate a lot that you write about! Your FIL is amazing!

Shelly said...

Beautiful pictures! Brings back all the memories of the trips My Cowboy and I have taken to ride. But there was never anyone waiting at the end to feed us!

Sherrill said...

I used to watch a show called Mountain Men and this one fellow was really getting up there in years (think they lived in MT) and he had to cut the wood and other stuff to keep the place going! I was like UGH! But guess it was all they'd known for quite some time. I'd never be able to do that as I can't do it now and am almost 20 yrs younger!!

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