Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer 2011-Take One

Another one of our favorites this summer was the visit of Jeff's parents. They flew into Anchorage after our dipnetting was over and we spend four wonderful days camping, hiking, exploring, and fishing on the Kenai with Grandma and Grandpa. We had beautiful weather almost the entire time they were here and they were great sports in putting up with our maddness! Canyon chilling with Grandpa and Hayden playing with Grandma

Our first day we checked out Whittier and hiked to a beautiful glacier

Grandma hiking with Canyon

Hayden's attempt at hide and seek

We cooked lots of hotdogs and smores - Yum

Getting ready to hike to Exit Glacier with Grandma and Grandpa May

Jeff and I, with the boys, continued on to the Harding Ice Field. It was a gorgeous day!

Enjoying a beautiful day on the beach in Seward

Having fun at the SeaLife Center in Seward

Visiting our favorite wood carving place after our annual dipnetting trip-Alaska Kids!

Yes, we are having fun!
Dipnetting July 2011- this year several of our friends met us on the beach in Kenai and we had a great time camping, playing, and of course fishing. It was very slow the first couple of days but then smokin hot our last. We all caught plenty of fish and had a great time. The run was coming in so good that even Ali, using our net, caught two fish all by herself!

Hayden hangin on the beach

One of Ali's fish she caught all by herself!

The dipnetting scene and our camp

Another of our highlights this summer was the purchase of a pop up camper. I grew up with one of these and have wanted one for awhile. We took it out several times this summer and on more then one occasion was VERY happy to be nice and dry inside the camper while it was pouring rain outside! We still love and use our tent, but the camper is oh so nice! This was the camper's maiden voyage.

Me and the boys (Canyon left, Hayden right)

One of my highlights this summer was in June Jeff watched the kids for me so that I could go on a backpacking trip with two of my friends, Martha and Autumn. We backpacked to the head of slime creek and then climbed to the ridge the next day. We had amazing weather and enjoyed two blissful days of hiking till our hearts content!