Sunday, July 29, 2007

Summer time in Union County

Two days ago we took the VW bus up Mount Emily to pick huckleberries...unfortunately, I forgot the camera. We found berries and some yellowjackets. Colm and I both got stung. Watching the kids pick berries and then spill their bowls is a test of parental restraint. I keep telling them to eat them just to keep from losing them but they were determined to be pickers not eaters. Unfortunately not a single berry made it from their bowls to ours...oh well. We love it up there and we had a nice picnic.
The next day we went to Saturday Market (dead batteries...again no photos). That afternoon we went to one of our favorite places in the valley, Cove. We swam at the local pool which is nestled at the foot of the hills and is surrounded by tall pines.

Afterwards we visited our dear friends Doug and Melissa and then went to a bluegrass concert on the grounds of the Ascension School summer camp. Cove is hard to beat on days like this.

Coming home that evening we caught the moon rising over the hills. She rode our backs all the way across the valley to home.


Anonymous krista said...

glad to see you decided to keep up the blog, kevin! :) what a beautiful moon. we'll be in eastern oregon this weekend. maybe we'll see ya...

6:48 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

This post evoked so many memories! The Grande Ronde Valley will always be one of my favorite places on Earth.

6:54 PM  

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