Today is my dad's birthday. And how does he celebrate? By going to scout camp, of course. That wasn't exactly his first choice of venues to celebrate his big day -I know for a fact he'd rather be eating some free Joe's BBQ, rather than whatever food scouts eat (beans and weenies?). But, that's my dad; Always holding up to his responsibilities -a trait I truly admire.
Mom and Dad looking very ...early eighties.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my dad and me (and technically Bethany). I'm the one whose cheeks are stuffed with Wheat Thins. I've always loved going camping with my family. I'm grateful to have a dad who loves the outdoors and loves adventures. He's always been a huge fan of Arizona Highways magazine, and we'd often visit new locations in Arizona according to pictures and articles that my dad was inspired by when reading. I truly have my dad to thank for my great love for this state. One time, we took our kayaks up to Potato Lake, AZ. It's a very secluded lake up in the pines. It took forever to get there, and then we all just started laughing when we pulled up. It was tiny!!! It really should have been called Potato Puddle. Even though the lake didn't quite fit my dad's expectations, we still had a lot of fun picnicking and kayaking in little circles.
I'm pretty sure I've written this story before, but it's a good one, and it's my blog, so...
When Camaron came over to pick me up for our first date, he was really nervous about meeting my dad. Somehow, he got the impression that my dad was a hardcore, no-nonsense-type business man, or something like that. So, when it was just me who answered the door at my parent's house, Camaron was relieved and a little surprised. I quickly explained that my dad was home, but he couldn't come to the door because he was making salsa with his shirt off. That's my dad:)
Happy birthday Dad! I know you won't see this until next week, and we all celebrated last night, but I still wanted you to know I'm thinking of you today! I hope the scouts riding with you in your truck like Pink Floyd and The Black Keys as much as you do:)
p.s. yes, my dad still rides a motorcycle