Thursday, April 06, 2006
Happy Birthday to Me!
To celebrate my 45th(!) birthday yesterday, Mike and I packed a lunch, loaded the dogs into the truck, and headed down Hwy 97 to Big Bar Lake Road - destination: The Gang Ranch. The Bilbo's Bog sign was outside someone's home on BBL Road, the cows were the welcoming committee at the Gang Ranch. We found ourselves surrounded by numerous very large black angus bulls, and decided perhaps we'd seen enough of them. The pic of Mike was taken at Big Bar Lake, the ice will be off the lake in a couple of weeks. Lucy and I had our picture taken at a forestry service campsite - Jasper and Gillis had also been on the table seconds earlier, but wouldn't pose! We spent the day driving along some backroads through and around some fantastic ranches, heading north after the Gang Ranch towards Williams Lake. We saw bighorn sheep on a mountainside, quail, deer, all kinds of birds, and drove by Buck's birthplace, Alkalai Lake. It was a beautiful day in both weather and content, and definitely one of my best birthdays ever. We finished the day with dinner at the Hoof and Harness.