Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lorimer Reunion 2011

Here are pictures from our Lorimer reunion in Wyoming. We had Rachel's girls over to visit us the week before, so they rode with us to Casper on Thursday, June 30th. On Friday morning, we drove to the Sixth Crossing Pioneer site. On our way, we stopped at Pathfinder Dam, which has more water this year than has ever been recorded, I think.
Grandma L, Carson, Lylli, Natalie, Parker, and Michelle in front of Pathfinder Dam

Here we are pulling handcarts near the Sixth Crossing. My mom made all the pioneer outfits. In front pulling are Seryn, Grandma, Lylli, and Layla. Leah and Dean are in the back.

Here are my boys riding. We strapped Parker's backpack to the cart so we wouldn't have to carry him.

And here's Natalie riding with the boys also, with Mike pulling them.

Crossing a shallow part of the Sweet Water River

Mike and I crossed the deep part, which was up passed my armpits, but I didn't get pictures of that. It was crazy fun though. Here's Mike and Carson walking back to camp after the river crossing.

Lylli pulling Natalie and Carson

Michelle and Parker, putting on bug spray, no doubt. I've never seen mosquitoes that thick!

Natalie, Lylli, and Carson inside an old school house at the Sixth Crossing.

Natalie and Carson

Mike, Natalie, Carson, Parker, and Michelle

All the girls. Michelle, Leah, and Rachel in back. Lylli, Layla, Seryn, Natalie, and Grandma in front.

The boys. Dean, Shane, Grandpa, Parker, Carson, and Mike

Here is a place where you can still see the actual ruts left by the pioneer wagons and handcarts.

On our drive home Sunday night, we saw a grizzly bear about 30 feet from the road on Togwotee Pass, between DuBois and Jackson.

About 15 minutes later, on the opposite side of the mountain, about the same elevation, we saw another grizzly, this time with a cub, and they were about 300 yards away.

And of course, there's always a beautiful view of the Grand Tetons.

We had a wonderful time, and we can't wait for the next one in a few years! Thanks for putting it together, Grandpa and Grandma!

1 comment:

Lisa Burbidge said...

Looks like you guys have been keeping busy! The kids are getting so big! Hope all is well.