Sunday, April 25, 2010

Don't hit the bears with the train!

(Apparently Tonya is too busy reading books to bother with blog posts. Doesn't she know that this is the age of the Internet, not books? So I'll post more things that she intended to post while she tells me all about building schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the book she's reading.)

After fishing for bluegill at the ATK Ranch, we headed to the Golden Spike National Monument, since it's only a few miles from the ranch. Here are the kids standing on the final tie where the spike was driven, apparently waiting for a train to hit them as some kind of cruel joke played on them by their parents.

And here I am next to the track contemplating how boring life would be after the train came.

Then we headed up to Pocatello for the night, then on to Idaho Falls the next day. We went to the zoo, zoo, zoo, how about you, you, you... (Curse your catchy tunes, Peter Paul & Mary)

We learned that Tate does not quite measure up to a golden eagle. He better keep working on that. We also got to enjoy the wonders of the Sloth Bear. There were Sloth Bears at the Calgary Zoo and we always enjoyed watching them. They are goofy. From listening to our kids during the video, apparently they are just as goofy and do the same things.

Then we went to the 17th annual Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo for a while - which everyone enjoyed, really - and then checked out the falls downtown.

And that was last weekend. Whew.

As for this weekend, we were back to soccer games for Emily and Tate while Hayden went to EFY (three hours of church meeting with all talking and he loved it - ha). Then I went fishing in Paradise in the evening and caught many, many nice trout. It was a great time. Funny thing is that I caught most of them - including all the largest ones - on the exact same fly I used to catch all my bluegill last weekend. I finally lost it hooked into a fish in the end. I tend not to take many pictures when I'm fishing (but will gladly let others when there are others with me) yet I did take this one with my cell phone. Ah, sweet trout.


chelebug said...

three cups of tea? Nice pictures ...and comments too. :)

tonya said...

Stones into schools is what I read. Haven't read three cups of tea yet. :)

Lynn said...

Have great memories of Idaho Falls!

Nate said...

Great pictures. It looks like you guys have seen some great fish, trains and zoo animals.

Melissa said...

I was watching the bears video with Cameron and he said excitedly "The bears talk!"

Julie Geldmacher said...

Great pictures! The lion is awesome. It looks like some great memories.

Julie Geldmacher said...

I've been reading the book Tonya and it is really captivating. Thanks for sharing it with me!