We took off from Seattle on Friday at 6:30 pm. Braden plowed through the night (we took a break just outside of Bliss, ID at a rest stop for a 2-hour nap) and got to Grandma Balls's house at 9:30 am. There we enjoyed picking raspberries from Grandma's raspberry patch, followed by a long afternoon nap, and finally we headed up to the hills for some huckleberry-ing. Although everyone seemed to be convinced that there would be no huckleberries, we were able to find a good patch and within a half-hour of picking we were able to get a surprisingly good haul! Kayla loved picking and eating berries all day. It was wonderful to spend some time with Grandma Balls.
Kayla tried to figure out which berries were ripe. Sometimes she got ones that weren't quite ready...
The spiders liked the raspberries too!
Daddy showing Kayla what to do in a raspberry patch.
Picking a huckleberry.
A sample of the huckleberry patch.
Berry pickin' with Grandma!
Reaching for the perfect berry.
Grandma, grandson, and great-gradaughter.