Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Nevada Vacation

My Brother Nathan and Sister-in-law Malynda, nephew Zach and niece Chloe had me over for a few days at their home in Fallon, NV. They took great care of me. Here are some photos from some of our activities.

The ole Z-man will never live this picture down..... red eyes and hunting knives..... He really is a good 8 year old boy.....really.....

Brother Nate playing Easy Rider

Malynda and Zach at the waterfall we all hiked up to. Pretty precarious hike it was.

Nathan and I at the start of our over-nighter kayak trip down the Carson River.
This is before the fatigue set in. Notice the smile.
We came across this lonely homemade boat that had beached itself. We thought it fitting to send it back on its way. Here it drifts on down the river...

There were several spillways like this one that required us to portage around.
We camped out on a sand bar just as the sun went down and had some chicken and rice and just enough apple brandy to wash it down....

The Bro and I after a few hours rest and two cups of hot coffee. We broke down camp and continued on our way. Things pretty much went down hill from then until 8 hours later when we finally reached our destination.

Back in the SD

I'm now back where I started 4 years ago. South Dakota. On the trip between Washington and here I went South to visit family. I got to see the Hansons: Nate, Mo, Zach and Chloe of Nevada; and some Californians: Aunt LuAnn, and let's not forget Uncle Larry and Auntie Jan Moberg, respectively. Spent two weeks down in that area before heading back up Northeast toward SD. I was lucky enough to get rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in Idaho on an icy Hwy 20 without dying, and to end the trip on a good note I spent 3 hours crawling through an unexpected spring blizzard the last 70 miles from home. Things are now looking up though!! The snow is all melted again now and my bike is still in good riding order. The parts for my truck have been ordered by the local Toyota dealer body shop, and I have a good feeling that will all be squared away in the next 10 or so days.

Gotta love that South Dakota weather!

The Semi and the Damage Done.