Mountain man rendezvous
If you have been hanging around this blog very long, you know we participate in mountain man rendezvous’ through the summer. Since we got together 8 years ago, it’s been one of our favorite thing to do.
This past weekend was our clubs rendezvous, and it was a great time as usual. Some of the craziest, kindest, funnest, most genuine people in the world, go to rendezvous. This is were our best friends are.
We throw hawks and knives, shoot black powder rifles and pistols, shoot archery, and generally have a great time.
Lots of people camp primitive like these wonderful folks here. That means they put up a canvas tent, with wood poles and ropes. Cook over a fire, sleep on the ground, or in a small bed, and do everything else in a pre-1840 way.
These three women are some of my great friends. We laugh, we hug, we care about each other.
These two are just plain fun, and goofy. We love shooting archery with these guys.
Hyrum has been a blacksmith for, well, forever I guess. He pounds out some amazing things, and is constantly working.
And yes, this is quite the crew. Saturday morning was the Utah state hawk and knife championship, and this is some of the participants. That’s Al on the far right.
I love going through the traders. Most all of the traders make, and sell their own goods. My friend and her husband are both so talented and make wonderful things.
And of course there are always antique trade beads, my favorite.
It’s so nice to step back to a time where people are honest, good, and caring towards each other. If the world goes to hell in a hand basket, these are the people I want around me.