Monday, July 6, 2009

We're back!!

We're back from a fun vacation/family reunion to Martin's Cove and the Sweetwater 6th crossing. Alot of Eric's cousins were there. I think the total count of people was 171 with about 101 kids under 12 there. Crazy. We trekked about 8 miles in 2 days and had a great time eating and visiting. There was ALOT of crying babies!! It was crazy. Some of the highlights were a baptism in the Sweetwater, sudden downpours of rain (at least 3 that soaked you to the bone!), 3 Sweetwater river crossing where ALL of our stuff had to be removed from the carts including babies and a line of people standing in the river helping everyone cross, arrival of Epr. Hanks and hearing the long time Stake Pres of Riverton Stake speak to us about some of the experiences he had with the 1st Presidency in aquiring land and getting the whole trekking process started in the late 90's, lots of good food, some kind of tornado or dust storm on the way home just outside of Ritzville, seeing buffalo upclose and personal (but Eric didn't get the pics he thought he did??), Shell Falls-beautiful but I forgot to bring my camera, seeing the restuarant where Erica works, beautiful-same trip with no camera!! And just a great time all around. Wish it could have lasted longer. I will post pics soon.