Monday 29 August 2011

The Birthday Girl

The theme for the party was Toy Story 3 so everybody was wearing a Bandana just like Woody in the film and Ellie also had a cowboy hat. 

Eleanor's 2nd Birthday

 The Graham Family in the local park at West Jordan for Eleanor's 2nd birthday party. 
 Granny Gaye and Thomas 
Cousins Jacob & Easton with Ellie

Sunday 28 August 2011

Eleanor and Almond

With the weather being so hot Eleanor loves to play with the hose and fill the paddling pool much to the delight of Almond who also loves water. The pair of them had great fun cooling down this afternoon with the temperature at 99F.

Saturday 27 August 2011

Building a Trail

 When I have walked in the Lake District or the Highlands of Scotland I always say I would never like the job of building the trails. I spoke too soon. Fraser's Nephew Easton recruited Fraser and me to help with this trail in Mill Creek Canyon to enable him to get his Eagle Scout Badge. The trail being built is about 3 miles and will link up Mill Creek Canyon with the Great Western Trail which stretches from Canada to Mexico. We set of at 7.00am to beat the heat and parked the car at 7200 ft up Mill Creek Canyon and then had to walk for an hour carrying tools to 9000ft to work on the last section of the trail. We started work at 10.00am and had to finish by 12 noon and then walk for an hour back down the trail carrying all our tools. By the finish I was absolutely knackered but the views were spectacular and it was a job well done, They hope to be finished before the snow arrives in October.
 A welcome lunch break for Fraser and me
 These guys do this every day. They are ski resort workers in the winter and do this in the summer.
 A mountain meadow near the end of the trail.
 The trail on the left in the Great Western Trail and our trail will eventually join up with this.
 Easton and his Mum Nancy

Friday 26 August 2011

Fraser & Leslie's New Home

 From the Front
 From the side showing the double garage
The Garden at the back of the house

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Salt Lake City Water Park

 Leslie & Eleanor having fun
 Gaye spent the time looking after Thomas
Jacob (Fraser's Nephew) liked a drookit rat after coming down the giant slide.

Leslie & Eleanor at the Water Park

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Eleanor and Thomas

Enjoying glorious weather in West Jordan where Fraser & Leslie have their new house. It is a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Friday 19 August 2011

An Evening with Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain

Gaye enjoys a chat with Phil Cunningham. It was the first evening of the new Buccleuch Centre programme featuring a concert by Scotlands No 1 Duo Phil Cunningham & Ali Bain. We had been invited by the Show's sponsor Jean Weatherstone so enjoyed pre show Bucks Fiz and canape and of course an opportunity to meet Phil & Aly. the concert was a sell out and a fantastic evening with superb music and the jokes from Phil were very funny.

Fellow blogger Tom Hutton and his wife Alison
Our sponsor Jean with Phil & Aly

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Old Boys Brigade Photographs

 Gavin Graham, John Wallace, and Rod Beattie at Borgue in 1966
 My Father Tommy Graham, John & Margaret Cameron, and Uncle Wilf from Hull at Dunbar BB Camp Parents Day 1968
 Tommy Graham, Adam Beattie, and his son Rod Beattie
 Graham Robertson, ?, Douglas Cameron, Niall Weatherstone
Church Parade at BB Camp - Borgue 1966

All these photographs have been digitalised from old slides by Langholm Archive Group

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