November 13, 2014

An evening at the Cotten Cabin

Up Crystal Creek on Black Mesa, there is a Cotten family cabin. This is where Grandpa Cotten and his siblings grew up. No one lives there on a regular basis now, but it is often used for get-togethers, sometimes for weddings, and occasionally for overnights. It hasn't been modernized, so it is still without electricity, but with an outhouse. And it is on some gorgeous, rather remote, land. We try to get up there at least once each time we go out to Colorado.

It is lovely.



The cabin


Fishing with Papa in the creek


Orianna's boots and hat


Papa's fish


An itty-bitty one


Papa and Orianna looking for bait worms


Lily


Justin building a new handle for the pick ax


Cousins! 


Brylan, the cutie.


The two boy cousins


Mandy and Grandpa


Mick, contemplating life from the back of a four wheeler


Jerad


Mick giving Grandma a ride


Kids and Grandma and Grandpa


John and Kent


Mick and Dawna run some cows up here during the summer


Elsie heading down to the creek


The gang at the creek. There was a lot of teasing and splashing going on. 


Gilbert unsure about the rocky bottom


Justin watching Elsie head down to me at the creek. Elsie had been normally dressed, but somehow (maybe a cow pie? I forget) had already gone through her extra outfit and had to borrow Gilbert's extra shirt so she wasn't completely naked. 


The girls, getting a good rock to splash the boys with



Gilbert was unsure about heading up to the cabin alone with cows in between him and Daddy and Papa.



Girls and boys




Lily and Grandpa Cotten were good pals!


I believe this is Evan, who was great about entertaining Elsie and Gilbert. He was pretty great.


My husband playing his violin



Discussing music


Evening grass


Orianna coming back up from the creek


Justin, John, Jerad, and Kent playing together


Dirty faced baby


Lily and the boys


Love these kids!


My cowgirl!


Mandy, my beautiful sister-in-law


 A cold Lily


Evening light in the pine tree


Grandma Dawna organized smores. Elsie and Gilbert ate a lot of marshmallows.


Gilbert dancing with Elmer

2 comments:

Jolene Crites said...

It looks beautiful there!

Virginia said...

How lovely and calm. I want to go.