Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Watching the Tigers



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Ready for a Dive:)


You could barely see Hunter. He had to stand on his tiptoes for me to get the picture!
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Touching and Feeding Sting Rays




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Face Painting at the Denver Aquarium

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Denver Aquarium

We had a fantastic time at the Denver Aquarium today. The kids got to see and identify many of the animals we had studied in our Science unit - Daddy was impressed with their knowledge:) They especially loved touching and feeding the sting rays. They both got their face painted (of course, Hunter chose a dinosaur!). It was an especially great day because of the news that I, Kim, received from the ear doctor. He said my ear looks perfect and my hearing has really improved also. We truly thank the Lord for this!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mike's Stag

I had a 2nd rifle buck tag. I hunted up high at first looking for a big buck. Couldn't find what I was looking for, so I hunted in the middle and down low. I went 2 days without seeing a buck at all. So, the last day I was willing to shoot anything. I saw a buck in velvet this morning, but I wasn't sure if he was on public land. So I figured out that he was on public land this afternoon, and went back after him. I found him bedded down at 50 yards, but only could see antlers. I couldn't even tell which way his body was. Finally, he jumped out of his bed and I shot him running. He has an extra main beam on one side. He turned out to be a stag.



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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1st Rifle Elk Hunt with Dad

Dad and I hunted very hard all season and only saw 2 cows. 2 years ago there was a bad winter kill in that area, so the unit was not nearly as good as it once was. Still had a great time with my dad. So everyone that was wanting to see how we did in Unit 66, I wouldn't recommend hunting it for several more years. My dad said it best, "You can't always measure a successful hunt by blood." It was still fun spending time with my dad.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Field Trip to the Dinosaur Museum

Our family took a field trip to the Dinosaur Museum in Fruita, CO yesterday. Mike had never been before, and Hunter can never get enough of dinosaurs. We especially enjoyed the interactive displays - the earthquake simulator, excavating dinosaur bones (reproductions, of course), and getting squirted by a robotic dinosaur were some of our favorite things.



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