Monday, August 24, 2009

Gotta love that Mountain Air...

My Grandparents built this cabin when I was 2 years old. It remains in our family and I am SO thankful for that! I have so many wonderful memories of this place. First, as a child...next, as a Mom watching my kids make memories of their own...and now, as Lolli (aka Grandmother) sharing all of this with my sweet grandboy. Who, by the way, started walking here while we were on our vacation. What a great milestone.for him..and it happened here in Red River...this will be such a sweet memory for all of us to treasure!
We did lots of hiking, fishing, shopping, jeep riding, and more bear watching than ever before. They were coming out even in broad daylight. One of the locals in town told us that there had been a really late freeze this past May in the high country that had affected the berry population and it has now driven all the bears down to lower elevations..yikes!
These pictures were taken right out the back door of the cabin. Notice the little red thing on the right side of the pic...that is a little cowbell tied to some wire which is attached to that old metal pot and a nearby tree. Our very own home-made Bear alarm...ha!

Our cabin is located several miles upper canyon from the little town of Red River...just an old rotary phone in the cabin...no cell phone service...no TV...just good ole fashioned family time! It was awesome and the best part about it for me was that we were ALL there together...ALL 9 and 1/2 of us!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

No Way!! We have a condo in Red River and absolutely love it. But it has phone and tv or I probably would go so often! Maybe we will catch y'all sometime in town!!