Sunday we decided to take our camp trailer to the mountains so its up there and ready for archery season. Aaron and I loaded up the three girlies, and we headed off for a drive and a picnic. Once we got there, we had our picnic, and the girls had a blast playing in the creek. The swimming holes are at least a foot or two higher than they normally are this time of year, which is great. This was Tod’s first trip to the mountains, and it was his first experience with running water other than a hose. He was hilarious – as long as we left him to explore the creek on his own, he was fine going in up to his belly.
These birds were so brave – they were eating something out of the firepit, and they were letting me get within about 6 feet of them. They are called Red Crossbills, and they are so beautiful! The range of colors in their feathers are phenominal. I had never seen them before, and I had to ask my dad what kind of bird they were.
On the way home, we swung through Heppner and picked up Emma for her final two weeks here before school starts. It was such a nice, relaxing day, it was wonderful!