Wednesday, July 26, 2006

7/26/06 Probably you can't imagine that we are still camped in the same spot!! Yes, we are still here at Boca Dam with our friends Bruce and Maria Roberts. Besides the fact that we have a spot overlooking the water and very near their rig so we can have Happy Hours and dinners together, the fact that we are at 5611 feet helps keep it cooler here than other places. Every day Elaine, Maria and I take a 2 1/2 mile hike up to Boca Springs. Then Elaine and Bruce go fishing for a few hours and usually catch between 6-9 rainbow trout. We often ride our bikes or use our inflatable kayaks for more exercise. And we are trying to catch up on computer chores, paperwork, and reading up on Turkey or Egypt for our upcoming trip. Every week on Monday we go into Reno because it is Bruce and Maria's day off, and we hit one of the buffets and then do shopping, laundry, etc. as well as visiting some casinos. Yesterday, I drove to Sparks and picked up my granddaughters, Paige and Michaela, and brought them out to spend the day with us. They swam, snorkeled, kayaked, snacked, and just generally had a great time. Bruce drove Paige and Elaine further up river to a place where they could put our kayaks in and run some rapids and end up back at our camp. They said it was awesome. My daughter, Laura, joined us after work and we had a nice dinner of grilled trout and trout in jalapeno and artichoke sauce, with grilled asparagus, salad and grilled potatoes and onions. All this playing in the water and sun requires lots of energy food!! Laura and the girls kayaked some more after dinner. Then we just had to have s'mores (graham crax with toasted marshmallows and chocolate- yum) before Laura and the girls drove home. It was so much fun we have already planned a repeat for next Tuesday. Friday we are going with all of them to the water slide park in Sparks. Now this is a LOT better than working on rentals!!!!

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