Tuesday, July 24, 2007

King River Ride Weekend

The weekend up at what we've always called King River, KingS River as we saw on the highway sign sounds funny to us, so we kept calling the place King River. What a beautiful day we had to ride. It was sunny and the trail was great. I can see how it can probably be a booger to ride when it rains though, but the end of the ride was "sweet!"

We saw some spruce chickens, a rabbit, two other happy ATV riders, some rock marmots, eagles, a grumpy bicycle rider, and some pretty good sized bear tracks! I want to capture a bear someday on my camera, but not that close if it's gonna be so big!

The morning after the ride we had rain but I think that just made us sleep all the longer. The night before we played Bocce with Klint and Calli, the only ones that were able to join us on this camping trip. What a fun game! I have read about it and it is an Italian-American game, with roots from Rome. The United States has a Bocce Federation too. This is bigger than I realized, and it's a fun game that I have never played before. The ground was sandy with hidden rocks in it, so sometimes we would roll the ball and it would go whacko in another direction! That was fun too, except --I started to get grumpy when Klint and I lost twice to Doug and Calli. (hehehe) We finally did win a game before heading to bed close to 2 a.m.!

Here is a video of the top of the ride. So fantastic. What an awesome Creator has made this world with such diversity! There is not only one kind of tree or even ten, there are gazillions of different types of trees! Then the flowers, all so beautiful, all so different... and all so busy doing what they are on earth to do, make beauty. The birds, so many calls, so many feathers and every year they come back to have more of the same feathered chirpers! The spruce chickens were so funny with the little waggle in the tail. A wonder that always fascinates me every year, all the colors that come out of the same brown mud!

God is incredible and some day when we behold the spiritual world with our opened eyes - it will be even more incredible! It is important that we all know what God requires of us all to gain salvation. We should not try to make up our own way to meet God, but take the Way that He prepared for us to use. He said there is only ONE way to Him. Find the right way, there is incredible beauty to be after this life is over.

"He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1: 10 - 13.


Marie VW said...

So beautiful!

Connie Marie said...

YES! I kept thinking - Marie would love to be here.

BIKE NUT 2 said...

It looks very beautiful up there. I think some day I would like to visit Alaska and Australia. They are two places that fasinate me.

Connie Marie said...

Two great places to go. I've never been to Australia but I do have some online friends that made it to Alaska to visit over there. We also would like to go over there too. Another place I would like to visit is New Zealand. If someday ever comes for you to see Alaska be sure and let us know you are coming!

BIKE NUT 2 said...

I'll do that but only the Lord knows if I'll ever get the chance. We never know what the future holds.


Connie Marie, It was breath taking. I loved all the pictures. That is truly a beautiful place. I am so glad you had a good time.

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