|It's been a tough couple of weeks but we're finally getting close to all of the arrangements being done for Dad's Memorial service on the 20th. Most of the family is in California so it is a bit of a trip for them to attend & requires planning on their part.
Niece Tiffany and her family came up from San Diego on Saturday to spend a couple of nights with sister Lori & hubby Marion, and to visit Mom & Larry & I. It was good to see them all.
We also got unexpected visitor's when cousin Charie and Uncle Ed drove in from Wyoming to spend a few days with Mom. She hadn't seen her brother in several years, although Larry & I usually stop to see them every year as we make our way to Custer, SD. Needless to say, she was thrilled. We all had a great time viewing old family photos, eating and just visiting in general.
Nephew Kenny who now resides in Reno, drew an elk tag this year & was hunting not far out of Ely. He called on Sunday to let us know he had taken a 5 point down so the guys (Larry, Uncle Ed, George & Alex) all decided to drive out to the camp to check it out. I guess it was one big boy, & even with the Rhino to help get it out (he took it 10 miles or more out of camp, and then a mile or so of walking, deep in a valley of course), they had to bring it back to camp in sections. Bother Larry worked on the meat & I think my guys pretty much just watched.
Well, that is until Tuesday when my hubby went back with Kenny to retrieve the antlers. They couldn't get the head the day before as snow had arrived, it was too late, and they were too wet & too tired to deal with it. So, they decided Kenny & his Uncle Larry could go back during daylight and most importantly, with a warmer temperature. It was a bit nerve wracking for me to think of them heading back out there in the middle of nowhere, but brother-in-law Marion stayed with the truck, phone in hand to call for help & to give directions if they didn't come back by a designated time. Wow, if the rhino conked out on them or they got lost it could be big trouble. Especially with the night time temps going down into the low teens. Fortunately, all went well although they were pretty dirty & tired when they got back home. Hungry too! I was just glad to see them back, safe & sound, rack in hand!....