Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Top of the Mountain

Jon and I on top of the world!
The veiw was amazing!
There is one peak that there is piles of shale rock. People have stacked it up and made huge piles. Someone had made a fort out of it since we were there last. It was really cool. It was a huge round tower that was probably at least 8 ft. in diameter and 8ft. tall. It had to have taken along time to do. And some of the rocks were really big.
Here are some more of the piles of rocks. Some people have taken up paint and wrote their names and a date. We will have to do that one of these days.

Jon and I went to the top of the mountain above our cabin on the 4-wheeler. It was a lot of fun to just get away. The view from the top is spectacular. You can see into Montana, all of the way to Island Park resevoir, and back to Idaho Falls. It is a great trip!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July. We got up early and went to the parade. Isabel, who is always looking for a way to make money, decided to take a wagon and sell bottles of water and otter pops. So she walked up and down the street before the parade and sold quite a bit of stuff. She made almost $40.00. Not bad for about a half an hours work. She thought it was a lot of fun. The we watched the parade. It is a big one. It lasts for about 2 hours, but the kids thought it was cool. Especially the horses and their big pile of candy that they collected. Then we went to my grandparents house for lunch. It is something my family does every year. But this year was special because they were celebrating their 60th Anniversary. It was nice to be a part of that. Then that night we went with Jon's sister and two of his brothers and their families down to the river to watch the fireworks. For such a small city the really know how to do a huge fireworks show. It was a great holiday. It really makes me so glad that I live in this country and am so proud to be an American.