We had a final gathering on Sunday evening at our New Villager Condo #1307. The Satanic lighting was caused by the fire burning and spreading over in Warm Springs.
Rob, Mason and Rex with the huge plume of smoke traveling across the Valley.
Dinner guests played games
Dinner guests enjoyed dinner!
Some diners braved the smokey outdoors
Cari and Cousin Sarah bathed in the spooky light.
The last two days of fishing were extremely successful. Serena and Cari both catching in the double digits (number of fish, not fish size) on Saturday.
Cari and Serena successfully fish the Big Wood River on Saturday morning
Serena with her second of many catches of the day.
Dean’s big rainbow on the Big Wood.
On Sunday we took Bill fishing and we had a great last day of fishing on the Big Wood.
Bill, Alex and Dean go fishing on Sunday.
Alex’s big rainbow that was caught with lots of happy screeching from Al.
Beautiful Brook trout that Al caught. Dean was a little envious since this is his favorite trout.
Well, it was a heck of a hoedown with good food, good drink, good cake and good company. You couldn’t have planned a party this good. Oh wait, we did plan this party. Well then, those of you who came, we’re glad you were here to enjoy it with us. Those of you who missed it, well, you missed a really good party. There are a lot of pictures, so you will have to click the link below to go the the Party Gallery.
Al, as everyone knows, loves cake. Click here to visit the full gallery.
The drive north of Sun Valley has a lot to offer. It has incredibly beautiful views.
And, more importantly, it has the best goll-durned milkshakes you’ve ever had, anywhere, at the Smiley Creek milkshake stop.
Can you say, Wild Huckleberry Milkshake? (That’ll be extra.)
It wasn’t officially a reunion, but it might as well have been.
From super tall to mighty mite
Bob and Ned – Bob still plans on growing a bit
And sometimes a prop can be a big help
Bob and Bev
Laryssa and Bill
Ned and Susie
Geoff and Monique
Gage builds a fortress to battle barbarians
Geoff braves the cold waters of Redfish
Alex, Monique and Daisy
Al works her video project on Bev and Susie
Serena and Cari
Heidi hosted a beautiful evening cookout for in honor of Al’s birthday, and that what August really is all about, isn’t it?
Al, Glenna, Bev, Abbie, Cari
Ed, Heidi, Geoff
Laryssa and granddaughter Ana
Rex and Aunt Jeanne
Cousin Sarah and Robert
Al and Glenna
Ana rocks out to Heidi’s best of the 80s music
Cari and Heidi
The four of us hit the Big Wood at the bridge right by Ingrid’s barn in Hailey. Everyone caught fish, fairly big ones too. Both Dean and Alex ended up with fish on the reel, and either you know what that means or you don’t. Cari and Serena don’t know what that means, but it didn’t prevent them from catching, on that special Purple Haze fly they got at Sturtevants.
Cari’s friend Ingrid invited us on a tour of the Olympic dressage training facility between Hailey and Ketchum and owned by Peggy and Perry Thomas and used by Debbie MacDonald and the famous horse Brentina. It is a remarkable facility and we look forward to cheering them on in Beijing (Hong Kong).
Ingrid, Cari and Alex
Not a bad workplace
Alex, Brentina and Debbie
Well, you can’t just fish. You have to be social sometimes, so Alex invited people to 1309 for cocktails, then we went over to Ketchum for a little dinner.
Bev and kids
Alex with Glenna Ottley and Monique
Dean and Abbie
Bev and Susie Maguire
Robert, Abbie, Cari
Big Bob and Big Al at Ciro