[pics incl] We took the jet skies to Lake Pueblo, Theresa did NOT go on jet skies and Jeff did NOT get bitten by a rattlesnake. Heather had to work but we were able to take Claudia [More Claudia: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2014/06/11/happy-19th-birthday-claudia/ ] and Clarissa [More Clarissa: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2014/04/19/easter-bunny-cookies/] with us. Our thoughts were also with John and Roni Lambrecht as they visited another of Dalton’s favorite ATV locations; Pueblo is a place all of our neighbors often go together. [More Dalton: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2014/04/27/daltons-16th-birthday-memorial/]
The nearby flowering cactus that ate a roll of paper towels!
Courtney driving Claudia.
Clarissa jumped off and helped hold for William. It’s a steep “stair-step” type ledge. I snapped a view of Ashley and Clarissa with the jet skies behind. Ashley and William taught Clarissa to “skip rocks” on the lake.
When they went to go put the jet skies on the trailer, Jeff sat/stepped/crouched down the steep stair-step ledge where I had previously taken the photos (go back and look). The second he put his foot down, they heard the unmistakable sound of a rattlesnake, and he leaped backward. According to the girls, he didn’t realize how precarious his footing was on the ledge and they truly thought he would fall off! Fortunately, he was able to keep his footing and the snake continued to only warn him as he moved his calf from about 10″ away from the snake’s face. Jeff was able to warn Courtney from following him over the ledge. Ashley came up to warn us because they knew we had just been there taking photos and commented on taking more.
On the drive home, the sunset briefly made it look like the mountains were on fire. [Ignore the bugs splattered on the windshield 😉 ]