Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Drive

Yesterday, we did our usual Saturday chores which includes checking the yearlings.  All was well so we had a little sling- shot competition with my son's favorite weapon/toy.
All I'm going to say about this is that I've got mad rock chucking skillz (with a z). 
Afterward, we made a pit stop to Dairy Queen, and then decided it was a nice day for an afternoon drive. For the first time this year, the lower forest roads are drivable, and we decided to take the long way home on dirt roads.

We love to drive through the woods because of the abundance of furry woodland creatures. In the spirit of competition, we all keep our eyes peeled for animals.  Whenever someone spots one we say, "You've got your game eye on!"  Whoever finds the most wild game wins the competition and has bragging rights, and declares themselves to be the "Great White Hunter" etc. etc....

Here are a few of our finds:

 Do you suddenly crave mashed potatoes, rolls, and stuffing? No? Maybe it's just me.

Do you see 3?

The roads were fairly good. With the exception of a few muddy areas and the occasional snow packed path on the north facing slopes, we made our way just fine.
Here's the only spot that required four wheel drive.  It was worth it though, because the views were gorgeous!

After a long snowy winter, nothing beats the first spring drive through the woods.


  1. I don't see three and I just got new glasses. Help!

  2. Look behind the tree with the fork in it. You'll see part of the elk's body, and a leg. It's kind of hidden.