All loaded up and on the road.
Headed down the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway towards Crane Prairie Reservoir and into the Deschutes National Forest to Cow Meadows.
Good luck finding it!
The view as you head into camp, makes me smile EVERY year!
Getting camp all set up.
It was pretty snug with all three of us in this little tent, but we DID fit (barely)! If you ask Brian, I'm sure he'll mumble something under his breathe about spooning the dog. . . A view of camp from the "back/creek side". That's Brian in the lower right-hand corner practicing his fly-fishing skills.
Most of our days are spent at Cultus Lake.
Wickey, on the other hand, isn't so much of a water dog.
Family Picture at the lake!
4-5 p.m. = time for pre-dinner appetizers!!
One of the most important things we do during our stay at Cow Camp is volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We clean up the site around the cabin, mend the fences, clear dead trees that have come down in the wind and so on. . .
You'll often see Papa, Uncle Jeff or Uncle Jim fishing off the dock. Cow Camp is right on Snow Creek which feeds into the Deschutes River.
The view was amazing!
Just the Grand Kids
And now there are even two GREAT grand children!!
Baby Malia and Baby Landon
Brad and AJ
Cousins / Twins
During all the excitement of picture taking, Wickey sprained her leg. Her buddy Mac was pretty worried about her.
There is a lot of bonding and hanging out around the camp fire.
Siblings I wasn't quite ready for this picture, but oh well.
More fun at the lake.
As always, we had a wonderful time at Cow Camp and as always, we can't wait for next year!
Thanks to Bethany and Kim for contributing pictures for this Blog entry!