2014 July

July 1-4

We had one more week to go of the Idaho Falls Habitat for Humanity build.  The house was really coming along quickly, in spite of some rain and really hot weather.  The final two days of the build we actually ran out of work on the build so were recruited to do some repair work on two other homes built last year by Habitat.

Our crew paused for a final photo opp =)

Our crew, from left to right, front row - Ron Schwartz, construction supervisor Steve Zeman, Dave & Roberta, Iris Schwartz; back row - construction assistant Dave, Cal & Sue Henley, Steve Gullette,   Randy & Marsha Lumsden

Our crew, from left to right, front row – Ron Schwartz, construction supervisor Steve Zeman, Dave & Roberta, Iris Schwartz; back row – construction assistant Dave, Cal & Sue Henley, Steve Gullette, Randy & Marsha Lumsden

One of the tasks Roberta “volunteered” to do was to re-organize one of the construction sheds.  Too bad we didn’t get a BEFORE picture of the shed!!!!

 

Last year's builds needed a few repairs

Last year’s builds needed a few repairs

We wrapped up our Habitat build on July 3rd, but stayed in the campground for the 4th of July rather than traveling on that day.  Then we got some much needed rest….at least Roberta did!!

July 6

After leaving Idaho Falls Roberta wanted to see some of Dave’s old college haunts in Rexburg, Driggs and Grand Targhee.  We spent the next afternoon in Rexburg, then drove through Driggs on our way to Grand Targhee.

 

Grand Targhee was where Dave learned to ski…..and subsequently skiied himself right out of college!!

We then returned to Colorado for two weeks to have the tow equipment installed on our RV and our Subaru, and to say goodbye to the many friends we made there over the last two years.

July 19th

One of Roberta’s tennis buddies, Randy, took her to a Denver “landmark” – Casa Bonita – for lunch.

When the time came to leave Colorado this time, Roberta was the one doing the driving. She had been “practicing” for the two years that she will be on her own while Dave is on his trek across the country.  And while we are on that subject……….

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO GO TO DAVE’S WEBSITE AND PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT TO HIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT !!!!!!  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE HERE’s IS A LINK NOW ON THIS BLOG TO HIS KICKSTARTER ACCOUNT =)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1810575944/walking-to-my-friends

Dave practicing for his upcoming walk.

Dave practicing for his upcoming Walk.

Roberta driving the RV

Roberta driving the RV

July 24-25

We arrived in Utah at Dave’s parents home about the 21st of July.  That Saturday we had to get out of the way of the housecleaner, so we went to the BYU Museum of Art because they were having an exhibit of Hollywood films costumes of the last 40 years.  It was an interesting exhibit and we really enjoyed it!  No photography was allowed in the exhibit, but some of the artwork in the hallway leading to it was noteworthy as well.

 

 Our favorite dog in the whole world lives in Provo, Utah!

Babysitting Bebe

Babysitting Bebe

July 28-31

Most of our time in Provo was spent relaxing and enjoying the company of Dave’s parents. But occasionally the beautiful outdoors beckoned and Dave took a “practice” walk with his backpack or Roberta went for a bike ride.  After a few days of afternoon showers the usually 90 degree + weather dropped into the 80s and even the 70s so it was ideal for either walking or biking.

 

The Provo River Parkway Bike Trail is a combination of many types of terrain, with many beautiful stretches, as you can see in these photos.

The second day Roberta biked up the trail she couldn’t resist the allure of the Bridal Veil Falls, a round trip of about 20 miles.  Uphill the whole way there…..but downhill all the way back =) !!!

See you next month…..

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A retired school teacher hits the road
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