Monday, December 08, 2008

Death Valley 2008

100_9525 We were able to go to Death Valley for 10 days.  This year accompanying us were two 11 year olds from our church and long time friends!  In fact, they were some of Duke's babies that he raised.  Now, they helped to train Tye!  We certainly enjoyed having them.  Here, they had made birthday cards with poems for our dear friend, Corky, who celebrated her 92nd birthday at Death Valley.100_9532 We had a great birthday celebration for Corky complete with carrot cake!  It was great seeing our RV buddies again.  It rained 3 days out of the 10 days were were there..and had 71 mph winds one morning as a storm approached. 


100_9536 Tye certainly enjoyed his first trip to Death Valley!  Unfortunately, my knee kept me from walking as I had planned!


100_9561 The girls helped for two hours on the composite artist's picture.  It auctioned for $125.   They also competed in the gold panning where the sweet one there on the right won first place!!


100_9575 I had a special treat as my favorite cowboy artist, Dave Stamey, was one of the performers this year at Death Valley.  Don't ever miss a chance to see him!


100_9585 Over 70 riders made the 120 mile 6 day ride from Ridgecrest to Death Valley.  Wednesday was their longest ride....32 miles. 

1 comment:

~linda~ said...

looks like you had a good time..brought back memories, happy to see that corky made it there to enjoy her birthday with her friends ...