Saturday, August 9, 2003

Camping on Assateague Island

Assateague Island is located off the Maryland - Virginia eastern shore. We were only able to camp there one night but we had a lot of fun. We camped just behind a sand dune on the beach where we were eaten alive by mosquitoes. Assateague Island is famous for its population of wild horses. No one knows exactly how the horses got there, but they know that they've been there for about 300 years. We hadn't even setup our tents before the first horse came trotting through the camp ground, knocking over boxes looking for food. Luckily our bags and coolers of food were still in the car, safe from any hungry horses. Every year some of the horses get rounded up and are swam to the main land where they are auctioned off. This helps raise money for the park and helps keep the population under control (there are still a lot of them though!) The weather was forecasted to storm the whole weekend, but luckily it was only cloudy with a sprinkle here or there.
Rory and I tried shore fishing for the first time. We caught several fish and more crabs than you can imagine. Rory managed to catch a little flounder which we took home and ate, and also a puffer fish!

Friday, August 1, 2003

Mike is home!

Mike returned home from his mission to the Domican Republic on Friday August 1st. That very same day we moved the rest of our stuff to the new house, so Mike came home to a new house. He only plans to be here for a couple of weeks, then he is heading back out to Utah to continue school. Rory, Sonya and boys came up for the entire weekend. It is great to have him back.
Heres Mikey!

Trevor is home!

Tiffany and Logan have flown back to Othello to visit the in laws. Trevor returned home from his mission in Venezuela on July 11th. Tiffany is leaving me home alone for almost two weeks :(

But life hasn't been too boring here. We have started to finally move stuff into the new house. And with just my old man and myself, it isn't exactly going fast. Luckily, the new house is only a few miles away, so we can make several trips fairly quickly. Here are some pics of us moving in.