Monday, September 22, 2008

Our California Adventure

In August, we trekked south to the Red Bluff area of California for our annual pilgrimage to see our dear friends. We always plan to go on the weekend of Ide Adobe Days, which is a fun celebration at a local state park.

I'm just now getting the pictures of that fantastic weekend up on the blog. Enjoy!

Micah fell hopelessly in love with my sweet friend, Susanna. Who can blame him? She is so much fun!!

There's nothing better than ice cold lemonade on a hot day.

There were two guys with instruments making great music all afternoon near the shade tree where we set up our headquarters in the grass.

Daniel sat down, first thing when we arrived, for an old fashoned shave.

The girls enjoyed making corn husk dolls with the help of patient docents.

Noah is slipping into the ranks of young adulthood, as evidenced by the fact that this is the only picture I took of him all day... rats. I'll do better next time! (He's making a candle.)

Anna made dolls, too.

Daniel's favorite part was running around with his good buddy.

They even tried their hand at the cross cut saw.

Everyone enjoyed the candle making. We came home with many interesting candles.

Mary liked the horse.

Here, Andrew and Mary are playing an old fashioned game where you try to pull the other person off of the box.

There was home made ice cream, too!

Andrew's favorite things were making candles (he made several) and washing clothes by hand... who would have thought?

All in all, it was a magical day full of fun and fellowship. Relaxing under the big oak trees with good friends on a hot summer day felt like the best vacation ever. The kids had a blast trying out all the activities and collecting souvenirs.

We are so blessed to be able to enjoy such bounty. And to come home with such great memories!


  1. Lots and lots of great photos! Hope Susanna reads your blog.

  2. Thanks, Tami!

    Susanna does read the blog...

    Susanna? Susanna? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler?

  3. Are you kidding me? Love your blog! (I'm really tempted to try out those pie-crust recipes... mmmm.) I love Micah, too! I love them all, it's hopeless. ---Susanna :) By the way, I tried to think of that great song Ferris sang while in the parade.. what was that?! But all I could remember was, "Let my Cameron go"- and that doesn't fit at all.

  4. Great pictures. I am going to give that pie crust recipe a try for Thanksgiving. I have used Aunt Dorothy's recipe with vinegar and egg as well. It's pretty good too.