Monday, September 28, 2009

Makes My Monday: Creating new memories

Wow!! we had quite the long weekend...I guess that is what you would call it. Jed took a few vacation days starting Wednesday, we were Westward Ho! Thankfully, we road in a caravan and didn't have to rough it like they did back in the wagon train days...but it was neat seeing further west. This was my first time going further west than Fort Worth, Texas. Seeing all the trees and landscape that we have here in East Texas and then moving west....the trees get shorter and sparse. I found that most trees are Mesquite trees or bushes as they looked compared to our East Texas trees...and they have needles on them.

The view was amazing...since there weren't lot of trees, you could see for miles. Truly amazing. It is awesome seeing God's artist hand at work.

The weather was nice...and windy. I didn't realize how windy it was west of here.

We spent the first day just checking out the ranch. Jed's Great Uncle Wayne took us on his run to feed the cows and check on the heifers. We saw two baby calves. Kota petted one that was born the night before( you can see in the picture collage) and we saw another one that was born just a few hours before...You could see the cord still hanging off the calf. Kota road on the back of the feed truck with Jed...he was in awe once Uncle Wayne turned on the siren to call the cows to eat. And then he flipped a switch and started driving and the feeder let out food for the cows. It was pretty cool. We saw deer there waiting to have some of the cow feed as well. You could see for miles...and cows coming from everywhere. So cool.

The next day, we went to see the Witchita Mountains in Oklahoma. It was so pretty. I saw Wind farms...the wind turbines were quite a sight. We drove to the top of Mount Scott and took pictures up there. Mount Scott is in a Wildlife refuge...where there are free range Longhorns and Buffalo. We saw a few buffalo..they wouldn't pay us much mind. And we saw lots of Longhorns grazing on the side of the road. The prairie dogs were the cutest ever...and when you would drive closer, they would was too funny. As you drove away, they would run away. It was almost as if they thought, as long as we stand still , they can't see us.

It was fun, fun, FUN!!!

We saw lots and enjoyed seeing it all. That evening followed up with a trip fishing at one of the ponds on the ranch. Kota caught 2 catfish and a bass. And I caught a few weighing 5 lbs!!! I thought for sure that one of those fish would have broke my as I reeled them closer to shore, I would drop my pole and pull them in hand over hand. Kota would reel his in until he saw them jumping around and then drop his pole and run...saying "Another fish ate my bait...silly fish!"

Kota's bass

Thanks to Great Aunt Gloria and Great Uncle Wayne...we had a wonderful time on our Westward Ho trip! For those of you who have Facebook, I loaded lots more pictures there. You can view them HERE. They are supposed to be viewable by even those without Facebook go take a look see!

And once again, I must share...that today's post was linked up to Cheryl's page Twinfatuation for today's theme: Makes My Monday. Stop on by and read all about what makes other mommies Mondays.


Cheryl Lage said...

LOVE Kota's assessment of "Silly Fish!" You would think those fish would catch on, wouldn't you? (I'm with Kota!)

Your amazing pictures and fun family time Make My Monday!
Thanks so much for playing along!

Annie said...

Wow, Joy you had a wonderful vacation. Love the pictures.

Have a wonderful week.

cat said...

Oh wow, that looks like a great trip and neat little break. You saw some great things.

mommytoalot said...

Fantastic pictures. Looks like a wonderful trip.