We finished out the month of June and started July back in SF with Roberta’s older son, Kevin. Then we headed east to Quincy, CA where we would be enjoying four days at the High Sierra Music Festival.
The road to Quincy took us through the mountains and along the edge of the Feather River. Here we were close enough to see a jetskiier in the water.
At some points along the road we were higher up and got a more expansive view of the river
We passed thorough several of these cool tunnels
Then we were right back down at the river’s edge
This was our second visit to the High Sierra Music Festival – the first time we went was shortly after we met in 2005. We were really looking forward to the great music, food, people, and other fun activities and were not disappointed!
The main stage was busy every day
Many vendors had booths set up at the festival, but this was one of the best! Dr. Bronner’s booth had a “shower” of sorts set up (the blue & yellow “bottle” in the photo) where anyone who wanted could go inside (for a small fee) with a group of fellow showerers and shoot each other with foamy soap. Needless to say it was a big hit – given the heat and dust that pervaded the festival grounds!
The man in this picture is actually festival goer who is also a Dr. Bronner employee and had just emerged from the shower with his little son, who delighted in balancing on daddy’s hand – a future gymnast perhaps??
From Quincy we traveled through Reno, Nevada where Roberta added to her tattoo collection and then through Salt Lake City, where we visited with our friends Dave & Kimberli. We met up with Dave’s parents at their home in Provo on our way south to St. George, Utah for the McRae Family Reunion.
Once we got to St. George we knew that we would be spending a LOT of time in the pool – it averaged between 98 & 105 degrees all week!!
Grandpa Dave had a lot of fun throwing grandkids around in the pool – and of course the grandkids loved it. Here he just finished tossing Trek (Tyler) up in the air so he could splash back down into the water. It happened so fast the camera could only catch the splash. By the end of the week Tyler was doing flips off the edge of the pool into the water!
Garry and Ann treated all of the adults to two performances at the famous Tuacahn Theatre in St. George. Here you see how they used the natural rock behind the stage for the setting of one of the plays we saw, Aladdin. The next night we saw Hairspray. Both performances were delightful.
(Grandpa Dave gives every grandchild a nickname. The names in parentheses are the “real” names, in case you’re wondering why the other names seem so strange!)
And here is the whole Dave McRae clan together – standing left to right, Kinzie (Geoff’s wife) holding her son Adam, Geoff (holding Aubrey’s son Tyler), Aubrey (holding her youngest son, Jacob), and Joel (holding Aubrey’s daughter Emma). Grandpa Dave and Grandma Roberta are seated in front.
From St. George we headed for California, with a quick 2-day stay in a place neither of us had ever really been – Pahrump, Nevada. Not a particularly exciting place, but the RV park was nice!