Monday, October 17, 2011

The Slip n' Slide

During the first week in August my ward did a slip n' slide that was awesome!  I don't know the exact dimensions, but it was BIG.  We had a great time on it, plus we made snow cones as an added bonus.  I didn't take too many pictures because I was busy having fun.  But here are a few just to give you an idea.

Like I said, it was BIG

Noel looks like he got thrown in a dishwasher

He hit the grass and didn't stop...

The slide was what summer is all about, a chance to have fun and feel like a young kid again.  It was impossible to resist going down,  and while the water was cold, we didn't notice one bit, the adrenaline took care of that.  It's now my plan to do something like this every summer for as long as I can.  Come join me for the next one!

The Boating Season

A few summers ago my grandparents sold their boat, leaving me with no options for getting out and slashing the wake...  But this summer I weaseled my way onto a new boat and soon made a good enough impression to continually receive an invite.  These are a few pictures of the friends and myself getting a little water logged!  There are mostly pictures of me, this is because I've never had any good pictures of me on a wakeboard,  Thank you to Alisha Weiss for getting the shots of me!

Dick Baldwin, owner and captain

Alisha got up for her first time!

Jess figured it out too

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I love this shot

There goes Jess

We even got brother Baldwin out there!

Madison Wood, Jeff Treft and Maren Nilsen (now it's Treft!)

Show off...
Hopefully next year I can get out on the lake a few more times and really start to improve my skills,  Until then, I'll live up the snowboarding season!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fourth of July Hike

This year for the Independence Day, Noel and Sean invited me to hike to Flag rock with them.  I had this vision of arriving at the same time the F-16's flew by on their route to various parades, so I accepted their invitation.  The hike was a great morning jaunt and while a cloudless day would have been perfect, the overcast sky kept the temperature down, which I couldn't complain about.  Well as it turns out, the F-16's weren't flying low over the valley, they were still there, but way higher than expected and it wasn't worth it to take a picture of them.  It was still cool to be sitting at Flag rock celebrating our independence, and I was more than happy to be there.  Next year I plan on doing the same...