Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Traditions...Guys trip to Afton Canyon

The guys had their yearly Afton trip over President's Day weekend. Rob's dad started going to Afton about 35 years ago. It is located in the Mojave Desert in California between Barstow and Baker. They would go out on family trips, guys biking trips and scouting trips when they were younger. But it grew into this yearly tradition about 15 years ago. It includes all of Rob's brothers, uncle, cousins, friends and their boys. There is a campground there, so everyone is in trailers or tents for about five days. They like to go over President's weekend because the weather is usually just perfect for riding. It is in the 60s to 70s during the day, but pretty chilly at night. Rob, as well as the rest of family, look forward to these trips every year. It is a time to get away with just the guys, riding, camping, bonding, playing games and doing things they could never get away with in front of their wives. We have decided our boys can start going on these trips once they turn five years old. So it was the first year that Cole was included. Luke has had a little TT50 dirt bike for a couple years now, so is getting quite good at riding. Cole doesn't have a bike yet, but had fun just fooling around and playing with his cousins. Seth, Brooke and I were able to go to St George to visit my parents who are there in their fifth wheel for a couple months to get away from the harsh Canadian winter. Rob is very tradition oriented and I love having these traditions become a part of our family. I have set a goal to try to create more fun traditions this year.

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