Saturday, April 11, 2009

Conference and painting the pontoon boat

Davie and Chris came to Delta to watch General Conference. They surprised us with some new outdoor carpet for our pontoon boat. They were excited to put it down right away. We told them we really needed to replace the plywood on the deck before we put the new carpet down. So we tore up the old rotted plywood and then decided that while the deck was gone it would be easier to paint the boat. We had bought the paint to paint it but had never got it done. So we painted the boat, got new decking, and installed the new carpet. Thanks Davie and Chris!!! We probably wouldn't have done it without your pushing and helping to get it done. It looks so much better. It is not quite so "red neck" anymore.

Sandrock Ridge Riders ATV Club

After we bought our 4-wheelers we decided to join a local ATV club called The Sandrock Ridge Riders. We didn't know anyone in the club. All we knew was that they went on an organized ride to different places each month. The first ride of 2009 was to an area down by Colorado City. We went on two-sixty mile rides, on Friday and Saturday. We had a great time and the people in the club turned out to be mostly retired folks about our age and older. we were a little afraid they might be a rough crowd like Hell's Angels. On the first day when we stopped for lunch we sat with about 10 people and the conversation turned to LDS ward boundries. Turns out there were several bishops and all the rest were LDS also. We made a good choice. The rides were a blast! The Saturday ride was along the east fork of the Virgin River and we took a trail that crossed the river 23 times!

Our long time friend Mark Mac Naughtan

Our good friends Mark and Claudia Mac Naughtan got some bad news last year. Mark had lucemia. He went through 8 months of intensive chemo and they thought that they had beat it. He called a few weeks ago and said that it was back, and they had decided not to fight it this time. He has a few months to live. They wanted to get together with us and some other friends out to Cherry Creek to ride 4-wheelers and have a picnic and bonfire. We jokingly talk about our bucket list and this was one of the things on Mark's bucket list. It brings it closer to home when someone talks about their bucket list when they know how long they have. We love Mark and Claudia and had a great time being with them.

Fishing Trip with Davie and Chris

This is our first trip for our pontoon boat for the 2009 fishing season. It also was Davie's and Chris's first time on the boat. We took it to Piute Reservoir. We caught some nice fish without using any bait, such as worms or power bait. We only used Jake's lures and Chris used pop gear. While on the boat we cooked a steak dinner with dutch oven potatoes on the BBQ. Davie and Chris were very impressed. They want to come again for their anniversary next year too.