The Janke Family

Monthly Archive: August 2010

Day At The Races

We went to the drag races out at Rocky Mountain Raceway last Saturday with Uncle Dan. When nitrous is involved it always makes for a good time! It was very windy, so the races were limited to an 1/8th of a mile instead of the normal quarter mile. We had a great time checking out the cars in the pits, and watching them race. We even witnessed a pretty crazy crash when a dragster hit the wall then veered into the other lane and hit the other racer! Good times…

The Spruces

The boys & I did a little camping up at The Spruces in Big Cottonwood Canyon this weekend. Mo passed on all the fun and excitement because pregnancy & mummy bags just don’t mix well. That, and it was a boys trip, Henry summed it up best when he stated “you have to have balls to go…”! Leave it to Henry to state the obvious in a hilarious manner. We lucked out and got an awesome spot without a reservation. We got camp set up (Erik & Henry were very helpful), had a great dinner of hot dogs & cheetos, then enjoyed the campfire and an astronomy lesson courtesy of Google Sky Maps. The boys have their own mummy bags and sleeping pads, but everyone ended up on the air mattress Mo & I use because of a midnight barf-a-rama. It was awesome! Sunday morning was beautiful in the mountains. We rustled up some sausage, bacon, pancakes & Mountain Dew for breakfast, packed up camp, then headed up the canyon for a hike around Silver Lake. It was a quick short getaway, but anytime away in the mountains is worth its time exponentially.