Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th fun!

This year, we celebrated the 4th in a non-traditional way. In fact, we never even left the valley. We went to visit our neighbors Hector and Susie Black about 6 miles upriver. They own Hidden Springs Nursery, which includes an amazing blueberry patch. Caroline's strategy: one for the bucket, 50 for my tummy. She got the hang of picking the blue (not the green or red) ones real quick, and she wasn't afraid of crawling right in there to get the good ones. But her bucket never saw more than 4 berries.

We also went wading down Roaring River Gorge, appropriately named because it is gorgeous. This is the same river than runs by our house, but it's about 10 miles upstream where the gorge walls are 100+ feet high. This is a Class III-IV section when the water is high, but in the summer it's a great place to wade and swim. This is Spence's sister Allison.

It's so hard to get a family pic where everyone's smiling!


Holly said...

Looks like fun! I have never seen blueberries that grow so high off the ground! 8) I'm used to the wild blueberries that ripen in August near my grandma's cabin way up north. So small, but so sweet. :) Beautiful pictures!

Holly said...

Just answering your question that you left on my blog... it looks to me like your pictures are centered and not-random? On the little page where you upload the photos, I just choose "align center" and "large" for the photo format. After I upload all my photos and they show up on the post, I just click and drag them to where I want them to be in the text. As far as the little white line around the pictures, that may have more to do with my blog layout. I don't do anything special for that to show up, it just does.

Lori said...

Looks like a great way to spend the 4th. You really live in a beautiful place! I know I have said that before but it is gorgeous!!

HardscrabbleUSA said...

hello, this is Pam, I live at the top of Step Rock hill on Hardscrabble Lane, I really enjoyed your pictures...keep blogging~ This is beautiful country and we are so fortunate to get to share it's majesty. My brother kayaks and cycles, I have known the Inmans for years. Thanks for sharing~ Caroline is gorgeous... I have wonderful pictures of the waterfalls below my house! =o)

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Peace and Love~