Next up in July was a quick camping trip to Cold Creek. Somehow on the way up, we missed the "camp ground" and ended up halfway up the mountain on some horrible road where we finally stopped and set up camp. It was a real pain getting up there, and after only one slightly miserable night, we decided to head back home. On the way down, we discovered that we had broken a leaf spring on the trailer axle, and after some serious finagling, we made it back down. The one cool thing about where we ended up staying was the wild burros. They were all over the road on the way down, and were not shy at all when we pulled by them. The wild burros that surround Vegas are definitely one of my favorite things about living here.
Once we made it back down to the little town of Cold Creek, we happened to find the actual campground and pond we should have been at in the first place. So of course we stopped and the kids had a great time checking out the pond and looking for fish. Brinley found a big mud puddle, and that kept her busy for the entire time we were stopped. When we were up on the mountain, Tristan found a short length of rope and for reasons only he knows, stuck it in his pocket. While we were walking around the ponds, he then found a treble fishing hook on a few feet of fishing line. Huckleberry Gouker then tied the fishing line to the rope, and the rope to a stick he found. And off he went- fishing. Cahl and I didn't really pay much attention to his endeavor until we decided to leave and as we were walking back to the truck, and we hear Tristan yelling "I GOT ONE!!!!" Sure enough, he caught a fish! A decent trout in a mountain pond. I do think that that was Cahl's proudest dad moment to date. :)
Also in July, Cahl and I discovered the fabulessness that is BINGO. And we started going once a week. It was super fun and funny to hang out with all the other Bingo-ers. The little old ladies always have the best advice, and it's so funny to see the serious gamers with their baskets of daubers and sheets spread over half a table. I never won a single game, but Cahl did! A few times actually. Lucky ducky.
Rounding out the middle of the month for us, was the excitement of Jasen losing not one, but both of his front teeth. In the same day! It made for some pretty funny dinners.