Early Thursday morning found Bruce, Mary, Peter and Libby out fishing on the lake. I have a video of it on my previous post, and here are some still shots of the kids fishing.
Joseph came out to fish also (a long time after the others were up - just to be clear). He had a bite on his first cast. Where is the justice in that???
across a wide area and hook the llamas into it so they can graze. Once a day we take them to a water source. Llamas need a surprisingly small amount of water - they take a few sips, if that, and they're done. I really like this shot of our llamas. It's always fun to look up and see them in this setting "in the wild".
Achumani, put supplies for lunch, water and emergencies in his panniers, and headed out. Our first stop (after going down the wrong trail and retracing our steps) was on the other side of General Lake at an old log where we took a picture of the kids from last year. Here's 2007 compared to 2008:
And then, it's up the trail we go.
switchbacks on this trail was a piece of cake because Libby was at the front and she sat down about every two minutes. This was just about perfect for me, while Bruce, Josh and Joseph were going crazy. This is why family life is good for character building! Libby was pulling the "I'm the weakling" card, and we had to work on encouraging her. She wasn't that tired, but she was sure workin' it. After some serious cajoling (and some spanks!) we got to the top of the trail.
We sat down and ate lunch here. This is the sad tale, because I forgot to pack the mayo, so we had to have tuna sandwiches with butter (yuck).
These next pictures are the classic example of six active children who will not stand still for a picture! You'll have to choose the one you like best.
Here's a good sample of my zoom lens, which I really like.
It goes from here:
Pretty cool, huh? Of course, Josh thinks this picture is "COOL" man!
Well, I still have a ton of pictures to post from this hike, and the rest of the day, so I will save this for another post. Thanks for sticking with me for this long!
By the way, the word for sticky in Spanish is ... anyone know? I just learned it today. I'll be checking the comments, and no looking in a dictionary either - only answers from your memory accepted!