May 28 - 30, 2016
|We were blessed to get in on an
annual Casazza tradition - camping on Memorial weekend in the South Fork
of the Flathead River. The weather can make all the difference in
the amount of joy in a trip like this. We had some chilly times, but
overall it was an amazingly good weather weekend. We had a great
time having many adventures with family and friends.
|Eric chatting with long-time friend Roger||The view from our campground|
|Jeb, entertaining the group as always||Aubrey fishing while Lane was relegated to assistant|
|Storm watches as Madison still falls for Jeb's tricks - even after all these years!||Beautiful scenery|
| Crazy Aubrey, always underdressed for the weather and
She's always asking to take her coat off when I'm in my winter parka.
|My handsome hubby|
| Parts of this area burned in a forest fire last year so
that makes them prime Morel
mushroom habitats. A-hunting we will go!
|Dan's gang took off up the side of this steep hill covered in
and charcoal. I made it about 10 feet before deciding I needed
We filled our sacks and headed back to camp.
Thanks for the picture Dan!
|When you have no hatchet...||just burn it as nature gives it to you.|
|Lovely view of the mountains across the river||Dan Sr, Roger, and Dan Jr share a good laugh|
Scenes from a beautiful walk with Amy that evening
|Jeb's lap was very popular around the campfire||Jocelyn decided Jeb needed to paint her fingernails by headlamp light. He did good!|
|Early morning beauty||Dan using his spotting scope to find a Grizzly bear mother and cub|
We tried to get a picture of it, but it is tricky business.
|There's that handsome hubby again|
| Aubrey and her partner in crime, Carson. Those two
always up for an adventure.
|Loading up to go fishing at Meadow Creek Gorge|
Dan & Rose stepping it off!
|The gorge is lovely||The fishing spot|
|Tom, Jocelyn, and Hayleigh being supervised by Eric||Dan & Rose taking a rest in a lovely spot|
|Maya, Ashley, Cody, and Lily enjoying life in the outdoors||Ashley caught one!|
|Colter can fish and look handsome at the same time.||Jeb, surrounded by ladies as usual.|
|Also as per usual, my man has to go farther and higher than anyone else.||Extremely cool logs caught in these narrows.|
|View of the logs from above.|
|These were huge pits in the rock where smaller rocks were trapped.||Aubrey taking the business seriously|
|Jocelyn stole the show, she's a cutie||Eric hanging out with the folks|
|This is some kind of post-fire flora, I saw them a lot||Neat rock formations along the edge of the river|
|Wildflowers were in bloom all along the trail||Jeb, Storm, and Madison took a steep, scary trail to a fishing
hole that was worth the trouble. Madison caught a huge fish.
Rose blowing her Shofar over the area
|Dan Sr, Rose, and Eric on the bridge over the gorge||This is the dirtiest poor little Red has ever been!|
|We left Sunday afternoon so Eric could catch an early flight on
Monday. Our vacation
continued at Casa Jeb & Amy, what a peaceful spot.
|They have beautiful landscaping.|
|On a walk near their house we saw these scenes. They look like they could be from 100 years ago.|