Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The week before Easter, we went to see some friends of ours in a mountain bike race. The venue was Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR. It was the kind of place I didn't think existed except in movies. Movies about hippies, movies about stoners, movies about coming of age at summer camp. It was fantastic.

The figure-eight layout of the course meant that cars and pedestrians sometimes had to cross paths with the cyclists. Here, Willem almost wandered into the race before we noticed.

It's an archetypal summer camp setting, I tell you.

The boys played with their friend Zoe while her dad and his girlfriend competed in the race. Willem got a little disgruntled about sharing Zoe's attention.

It was the first of the really nice days we've had so far this spring, and it felt so good to be outside to properly enjoy it.

Later that week we went out to the Grandmartins for Burn Day. No, that's not a new holiday you've never heard of. It's the day the Martins burn stuff. And, as long as there's going to be a fire, why not roast some weenies and marshmallows?

Lucky boys.


Mullins said...

Great pictures. I want more Willem pouting pictures.

kylee said...

What did you take to burn that you wanted to forget about?I guess you shouldn't share, that would require remembering. I could take a couple burn days.and your setting totally looks like the perfect/ movie style summer camp. I'm glad you had fun!

Gypmar said...

Jeff, we could probably do an entire blog consisting of pictures of Willem pouting. It's his habitual expression. Shaun caught that particular one.

Kylee, I didn't make any of my own contributions to the burn pile.(All the moving we've done has helped purge a lot of junk.) I did roast a hot dog to perfection, though. :)