Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial day at the ranch

Big D decided we'd take our new RV out to the ranch Sunday afternoon and spend the night.  My folks spent the night in the ranch house.

Monk and Baby Lu at the lookout point

Here we go on our favorite hike in Old Home Draw of the Palo Duro Canyon.  It's the first time we took Baby Lu.  Nana and I took turns carrying her.  American Boy decided to sit this one out.

Nana has been taking Master Naturalist classes and wanted to photograph the berries.  She knew what they were called.  I just call them berries:).

It really looks different back in here.  Not typical of West Texas.

That was quite a hike!  Nana and I were sore afterwards!

Lu and Grandfather taking a rest.

Supper at the ranch is always something to look forward to (thanks to Nana).

Nana keeps her ranch house kitchen looking so cute!

Sisters sharing a moment.
Measle Bug posing.

The morning Gator crew, Chuckwagon actually.  American Boy is very fearful and refused to go on the Gator the first day, but today we convinced him and he had a blast!
We don't have much water around here so we value our playas.

The watering crew working in the orchard.

Monk, Twinkle Toes, and Jack the cowdog.

This is the first trip Twinkle Toes (9) has taken the driver's seat.  She had a little trouble backing out at first, but soon got the hang of it.  Big brother gave her a few tips.  We all almost had a heart attack when she tore around the corner and into the drive the first time, so after that she slowed down quite a bit.

Monk and Twinkle Toes stayed busy driving vehicles.  I think this is a highlight for them.  Above is one of many near misses.

Everything's bigger in Texas.  How would you like those dandelions growing in your yard? 

Baby Lu glad to finally have her bench to herself!

    Big D had Twinkle Toes screaming on this wild ride.  She was going quite high.


  1. how beautiful! It looks like a great way to spend time together as a family. :)

  2. That looks like it was so much fun! I absolutely love that cute kitchen. Fabulous!
    I spent yesterday cooking for 4.5 hours for family....they ate it in about 20 minutes!!

  3. Thanks for sharing. This remind me the good time I spent with your family in this ranch when I was in Amarilo



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