Melody's graduation: May 18thish:
Vacay to the desert- Dad's "1000-acre wood" (Razor-sharp mesquite shrub, that is.)
C walking the lonely road. Classic!
C driving the golf cart. Notice the tan soft-sided weapon case next to him, complete with loaded weapon inside. Ahh, the country life.
Me, in a deer stand.
Greg and Caleb in a deer stand. Notice the completely awesome view behind it.
The wildlife. Ewwww. Eeeeeeek.
The views from the land. My dad owns this ridge, yes, the one in the far distance.
This is the rest of it.
This one too:
Here is a closer-up of that first ridge. Dad says he's climbed it. We were going to try but there was lots of weedy grass growing on the path and we were afraid of getting into chiggars. You know, those little invisible bugs that burrow into your skin and itch you for days... we turned back. Maybe in the fall when the grass is all dead?
Highlights of the trip: I did DRIVE up a small slope in the golf cart with everyone haning on for their dear lives. Great fun. Sleeping out on the windowed porch was a cool deal, I only wish the stars would have broken out from behind the clouds. In the span of 2 weeks since Dad had been out last, it had rained 8/10ths of an inch which is a lot for the area. It was pleasantly cool and slightly muddy. There was also the nice old man that runs the combination Gas station BBQ smokehouse that gave Caleb a quarter when we stopped to stretch our legs. He was probably the mayor of Robert Lee. Robert Lee is located in Coke County, Texas where there are literally 5 towns in the entire county. Robert Lee, I believe, is the county seat, which is funny to me because the population is about 87. Or maybe 187. Close enough.
Check out the Babe blog for more pictures of Caleb's life.