Monday, June 23, 2008
Well, we stole away this weekend and went camping. We headed out towards Idaho City and then a fun 24 mile ride through Forest Service roads to our spot. We camped right on the North Fork of the Boise river from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Mom and dad came up Saturday afternoon to join us.
We landed a KILLER spot. It was perfect - flat & level, right on the river, with plenty of space for our embarrassingly large tent and mom & dad's tent trailer. The first night we were there, some other people camped basically on top of us but left the next morning. There weren't a lot of spots to choose from, so I imagine they decided to just pull in some where for the night (it was getting fairly dark by the time they pulled in) and then headed out in the morning to find some place better.
We had gorgeous weather - deep blue skies, bright white clouds. It didn't get too cold at night and not too hot during the day. Saturday evening we had quite the little wind storm in the middle of our pinochle game. Mom's cards went flying - nearly into the river - as she went to help disburse the fire that we flinging hot sparks all over the place. We secured the rainfly to our tent more firmly to the ground and continued our game. As soon as we got the fire going again (once the wind died down), the wind picked up again. So, we started hauling rocks over to build up the fire pit as a buffer against the rain. That same storm must have rocked through the Treasure Valley because the tree in our front yard broke in half and was laying in the middle of the cul-de-sac when we got home.
Poor Nick hurt his back somehow along the way. There was lots of chopping with the ax, hauling big rocks for the fire pit, moving stumps around the site. Late last night and into this morning his back is giving him quite a bit of pain. We're waiting for the Urgent Care @ St. Al's to open at 8:00 and we're off to go visit them. Hopefully they'll find that it's nothing too serious and recommend some lovely pain killer and we'll be good to go.
Other than that, we had a great trip. I'm glad we went and I can't wait to go again!