Saturday, May 7, 2016

What have I been doing?!

It's hard to believe that it's been over a month since my last post - time goes by so fast!  We've been busy, busy, busy, and I don't think it will slow down anytime soon.  

The middle of April, we went on our annual anniversary trip  . . . 42 years!  Again, can I just say that time goes by too fast?!  We decided to go back to the Salmon River.  It's always a little warmer there, as the elevation is just slightly less than where we live.   We were not disappointed, it was gorgeous!  We were there four days and the weather was perfect, middle 70's the entire time, I even got a little bit of a sun tan.  We just relaxed, sat by the river, watched the geese and ducks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

 It was still kind of early for most campers, so we were the only ones there most of the time.  Our friends decided to come up for two of those days, so that made it even more enjoyable!

The evenings were warm enough to have a camp fire . . . oh how I have missed camp fires during the cold winter months!!

There were resident geese and wild turkeys in this campground.  The geese were wild, but the wild turkeys were very tame  . . . 

 This is the hen, and she would almost run over you if you had a handful of peanuts or a piece of bread.

  This is the Tom, doesn't he look prehistoric?

The Tom was a little more suspicious of us, so he stayed back until he realized he liked peanuts!

 Doesn't he have a face only a mother could love?!  Even so,  I thought he was just beautiful!

 He loved showing off for us. . . :0)  Maybe I should of been afraid, I've heard they can be really mean, he was a sweetheart.

These two Canadian Geese would just strut around and act like they owned the place!

We stayed on the Salmon River for four days and then moved to the, Mackay Reservoir  . . . that's for another day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers and grandmothers out there!  I love you all!

This my own sweet mother, I love her with all of my heart!

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven 
around my heart. 
~Author Unknown~



  1. What a beautiful getaway! Sitting by the river watching the water flow by, campfires watching the flames lick and lap in the night air, and then to have friends come for a visit...all perfection. Your mom is a pretty lady. I hope that she and you have a beautiful Mother's Day.

  2. I was just wondering what you've been up to!
    This was a beautiful getaway!!!!
    Thank you for sharing these amazing photos with us...And Happy Mother's Day!!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your get away. It looks like such a beautiful area and so nice to have it mostly to yourselves. I was amazed you could get so close to the wild turkeys. The area is so beautiful. Love the picture of your sweet mother. Hope you've had a wonderful Mother's Day. Nola

  4. What a fun post. I absolutely loved the turkey and geese photos. How fun to be able to get that close to them and capture the fine details. What a fun anniversary!
    You mother is a beautiful woman.....Happy Mother's Day.

  5. This looks like a fun anniversary trip. Loved seeing your photos of the turkey and geese. Hope you and your sweet mother had a very Happy Mother's day! Your sweet mother is a beautiful lady as is her wonderful daughter!
    You and I think alike, Barb. I chose the same quote for my short post on Sunday. Take care, my friend, and have a great week! Hugs, Cheryl

  6. Loved this post. As I always do.

  7. Oh dear friend I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. I loved this sweet relaxing trip you took. I can only imagine; maybe some day. I love your kind of camping. The pictures were awesome. I especially loved the ones of Bob feeding the wild turkey's. I think he is brave.
    You did get some spectacular photos of the wild turkeys and geese. I always enjoy your outdoor shots.
    Sending love and hugs your way~


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