The nearest town to my sister's ranch is Afton Wyoming. It is about 35 minutes from the ranch to town (on a dirt road).
We went into town one day to get some fabric and some other little errands. Cute town.
Here is my sister Michelle (in the orange) making her fabric purchase. I'm helping her a little with a couple quilts she has started. The fabric store was more of a variety store.
We took my darling grand nephews with us while we shopped on the main street with the bears.Jamie and Chelsey went into town a couple times. You can see Mason's reflection taking their picture. There were a few cute shops. I did pick up some Star Valley t-shirts for the kids.
Most of the time we just hung out together on the ranch. Such hard work! Left to right my pregnant niece Tricia, daughters Shelbie and Jamie, and son Mason (what is he doing?)
You can see how vast the 800+ acres are surrounding the main ranch area. Laurie and Jamie, holding Shadow, pose after their hike.
This is a working ranch so there are plenty of chores to do. Mr. Hive (in orange) is with with my brother-in-law Brent in between fun and work. Could that cowboy hat be giving Mr. Hive enough confidence that he's giving the ranch owner some tips? He seems pretty animated.The lake on the ranch is fabulous, though extremely cold, since it is fed by glacier water. Here are Chelsey and Jamie having fun on the canoe.
Even our dog Shadow got into the water. It was kind of windy that day so his life jacket didn't lots of use.Here he is in the canoe with Shelbie and Laurie. The water was really pretty clear. You could see tons of fish while in the canoe.
Mason playing with my grand nephews Maxx and Rex along with the ranch pup, Katie.
Justin and Natalie hanging out after they cooked a fabulous dinner for us on Saturday.
Mason is quite the fisherman and he caught some big ones. The fishing was a highlight for him.He caught several trout. Here is a German Brown. My brother-in-law Ken fixed fresh trout for us one night. It was so good.Here is a tease so you'll come back to see more tomorrow. This is where the real fun was! I taught the gals hand applique. So you don't want to miss seeing their finished projects. We really had such a nice time sewing together. You can see how intent the sisters and nieces are hunched over their flour sack towels while stitching in the cook house. Stay tuned. Cute stuff to come.