Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So every year for the past 15+ years my dad's family, who ever can make it, goes to McCormick Park down in Hells Canyon between the Brownle and Oxbow dams. Growing up it was staying up late with cousins, fishing, swimming, game playing, some years jet ski riding (thanks to Wendy and Andy), care free days! Now with children, it's still fun, but different! We've never gone with such a tiny one, but Cassiah did awesome! Her first camping trip, at the age of 2.5 months old! Plus that's the longest we've ever stayed, 6 days! I got to see family I hadn't seen in 1-3 years so it was alot of fun! Plus Than loves it, because it's fishing all the time! With three uncles with boats, lots of family to chat with, weather under 100 degrees (sometimes we roast up there!!!) what is not to love!

On our way home we passed a sign reading that there was to be a funeral procession, and to expect delays of 30+ minutes. Well we met up with them as they pulled onto Highway 95 before Councel and followed them to the turn off to the HS in New Meadows where the funeral was to be held. We figured it must be a police officer since there where over 10 police cars towards the end of the line, and we couldn't even see the beginning of the line! Along the way through the towns we'd pass, it was amazing and really touching! People lined the road to pay their respects with cameras and signs. On one sign we found out his name was Leroy, then as we got closer to New Meadows, a reader board read Deputy Mathews funeral from 1-4pm. Once we got into New Meadows the street where packed with police cars! It was very touching.


Suzie-Q said...

Wow! that is really amazing. He must have been a great guy to get a service like that.

On happier notes you camping trip looks like it was so much fun. You are very brave to have taken your little one out camping for that long.

Alissa said...

I think Don's jealous that you would go camping with such a new baby. I pretty much told him it will be a few years for us...! Glad you all had a great time!