Rusty and I went on a camping trip with my old roommate and her husband. We camped by Masa Falls where it is so green and beautiful!
We found a beautiful place where a river ran through the canyon and of course Rusty convinced us to hike down this very steep canyon to try out the fishing. It was a tough climb down and up! The pictures do not do it justice on how steep it was. We thought it would be easier to climb down the rocks, which actually turned out to be hard because there was nothing for you to grab on unless you went down on your butt. So on the way up we decided to go a different path with less rocks. It looks easier then it looked. It was actually a dirt pile that had no plants to help you pull yourself up. I had to get a running start and when I would stop I would slide right down. So you had to get a good start until you found a rock or plant to brase you, catch your breath and then do it again. I actually would have preferred climbing back up the rocks if I ever had to do it again. Even though I saw the UGLIEST spider on one of them!
Once we got down we let the boys do a little fishing. Rusty caught one by fly fishing, but it was Jasons first time so we will cut him a break. He was also regular fishing which really didn't help I don't think. It's too bad he didn't catch a fish though. It is fun to see people catch a fish for the first time. It's exciting when you get one!
So on the 4th of July we had to help my mom sell strawberries. (or should I say we got to). We left at 6:30 a.m. and sold berries in Idaho Falls. While convincing other people to buy strawberries, Rusty convinced himself in the meantime. He decided we should make jam which really means in a guys world is I'll buy it and you make it. Well I am in the middle of classes and so I said no way. He didn't bllink an eye before he said, "That's fine. Give me the recipe and I'll make it." So sure enough I came home one day and he was cutting up the strawberries starting to make jam. I let him go about it himself...it's good for him. I eventually decided to check up on him and as I walked into the kitchen there Rusty was taking the bowl of strawberries and weighing them on our scale. Yes he was weighing the strawberries on the scale. So this is our conversation....
"Rusty what are you doing?"
"Well I was thinking. If I weigh the berries I can calculate how to make more jam than the recipe said."
"Ha ha ha oh......Have you ever heard of the term "double the recipe?""
You better believe I still make fun of him. His mind is just too smart, he can't think simply. Always believes something has to be solved more complicated than it really is. But I do like his brains even though it makes me very jealous and sometimes angry. He is the one that decides to go fishing the day of the test, reviews the material right before, and gets the highest in the class. Ok I change my mind. Actually it makes me mad because I study for hours and hours and just do average on a test so he knows not to say to much when he comes home from acing a test!