Hey you'ens, this is Josh filling-in for my tired wife to tell you about Day drei. First though a few things she missed about Day zwei... the dual-sport pastor caught-up with us on our second tour of Cedarville and gave us a signed book written by a member of his congregration with a bunch of funny, old cowboy church stories. Also, see the framed cut-out in the wall near where Cole was sleeping on Day zwei? The hotel we were staying at has a pretty storied past that we did not share with the ladies and just before the lights were turned-off, I whispered in Coles ear to be careful because that hole could open-up in the middle of the night and "they" would grab him. I honestly don't know how he stayed in the bed... I even kind of scared myself!
So, we started the morning with nothing other than ice-chest oatmeal, packed-up and headed to the Church to do our deed. Yard work is our forte!
Courtney and Cole are rakers and Annie is whatever Momma thinks she'll look cutest doing.
After a while Karen insisted we needed a tarp for transporting leaves, a hedger for the shrubs and a leaf blower, so she headed-off into town on foot to find everything. I thought for sure we were going to be the proud owners of all this stuff new-in-box. After a while I started to worry about how long she had been gone and glanced down the street to see if she was around. She was and I wish I had a camera because she had scrounged-up all the forementioned tools from Cedarville locals and was half hand-carrying, half-dragging it all back to the job-site.
We ended the job with a 10 minute stick picking contest... winner got a prize to be determined by me.
It was a close tie between Cole and Courtney, but no biggy because the prize determined by me was just my love and respect... the kids were probably hoping for ice-cream.
We then got cinnamon rolls down the street while we tried to figure-out where we were headed.
Our waitress was a great young lady who was interested in photography and ended-up with an unbelievable tip from Karen. Maybe you'll see her in an upcoming Snaphots of a Good Life class! She also gave us a few tips about our next destination. You see, the road kind of ends in Cedarville and we really didn't want to back-track. So, on we went straight through the middle of the Black Rock Desert. We don't care if you advise it or not... you're just a sign.
We landed at Denio Junction Nevada for lunch and a map to figure-out where we were going to stay. I soon realized that I had gotten us into a bit of a pickle. We were in t h e m i d d l e o f n o w h e r e and were going to have to push all-the-way to Burns Oregon to find a place to lay our heads. Funny thing about Burns is that's where we stayed the last day of last-year's Spring Break Trip... who'd a thunk? Denio Junction to my delight is managed by a Beaver Believer... seriously. Through a serious of fortunate events we ended-up with some hitch-hikers accompaningy us to Burns. I don't recommend that anyone picks-up hitch-hikers in the middle of the desert, but we were careful (and armed). Richard and Susan were on there way to Astoria to get married and had been stuck in Denio for 3-days without any food. We fed them as they sat in the back of my truck for 3-hrs. in 40 degree weather. At one-point the kids were arguing and we threatened to put them in the back while our friends rode in the cab.
See, that's a Beaver's flag on the wall behind Cole next to the hallway. Sweet!
It's Karen again.
Josh was nice enough to take over the blogging duties last night while I slept and told me to check it in the morning for any typos.
Not too many typos (and I'm sure I missed most of them) but apparently he decided to leave you all hanging without a word as to why the photos cut off so abuptly before the day even ended.
That's because we ended up at a hotel in Burns, and I was exhausted from a poor night's sleep the night before, so Josh ended up making bagel sandwiches in the hotel room for dinner and spent the evening at the pool with the kids while I got caught up on my sleep (and watched a bit of HGTV since we don't get that channel at home.)
And that officially concludes Day Three of our trip.