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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The 4th of July in the Sawtooths

With Dylan due to be picked up after a week at scout camp on July 4th, Tam, Taylor, Shadow and I figured we'd head up to the mountains and enjoy a couple of quiet days prior to picking him up. So on Thursday morning we headed into the Sawtooth Mountains with plans to camp at Stanley Lake. Luckily we arrived early enough to grab a space on the lake front. Not a bad view from camp.

We spent Thursday and Friday lounging around camp, fishing, canoeing and dodging rainstorms. Even took Shadow out for her first canoe ride. She would not get back on the boat after her maiden voyage!

Friday was my birthday and I had the luxury of cooking a chocolate cake in the dutch oven followed by me cooking my birthday dinner of chicken cacciatore in the same dutch oven. It was all good though. Happy 49th!

Saturday dawned nice and foggy we headed out to pick up Dylan at Camp Bradley. Unfortunately we arrived way too early and spent the next hour helping the scouts break down camp. I should have known better, but at least the sun was out at this point. Once back to Stanley Lake it was more time in the canoe fishing until once again the rain moved in. As you can see, Dylan caught the largest fish of the weekend.

That night we headed into Stanley (pop 100) for an old fashioned 4th of July fireworks show. Luckily we left the rain at Stanley Lake (even though the town of Stanley is only 10 miles away). There we spent a couple of hours listening to a twangy country trio singing about how their love was like a volcano, playing on the teeter totter (well Taylor and Dylan did) and watching the fireworks. Looked a little like a drunk fest was happening, but since we had the kids...

We woke up Sunday morning to more rain and figured we needed to get dried out, so we packed up and headed home.

All in all a very relaxing, beautiful, 4th of July weekend for the Fadgen family.

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