So it’s about time I got around to telling y’all about my 4th of July weekend, right? As always, Mel and I headed up North to Ely to see the in-laws. Here’s one of the fantastic sunsets we saw while we were there:
On Saturday, we decided to go for a little hike on the Bass Lake Trail. Mel told us it was about 1/4th mile, which sounded just about right seeing as how Mel’s foot is broken and she has to wear this funny plastic boot all the time. (did I tell y’all that Mel broke her foot? Well she DID). Turns out, though Dry Falls was a little further than 1/4 mile. It was probably closer to 3/4 miles, which is a long way to go without bending your ankle (or so my wife tells me…).
But the view was worth it:
Dry falls is awesome, and there were peeps all over the place:
(Dry Falls Trivia: 1. Dry Falls isn’t actually dry. Both times I’ve been there there’s been water flowing. 2. The banner photo at the top of the SingleSpeed blog was taken at Dry Falls a few years ago).
On Sunday, we went to the Ely 4th of July Parade, which is always a total treat!!!! Here’s some of my favorite shots:
Ely High School marching band:
WHOA!!! It’s Miss Babbitt Leah Bissonette!!!!
Ely dancers are a mainstay of the parade:
The ZUP’s guy handing out Butterfingers and pepper (yes, you read that correctly, pepper – you don’t ask questions in Ely):
As always, the Lawn Chair Dancers were a crowd pleaser:
Also, the clown band is one of my favorites:
Back at the in-laws place on Moose Lake, I decided to take a dip in the lake. I know it looks like I’m about to belly flop here, but I’m really not:
OK fine. I flopped.