Monday, July 9, 2012
I don't have anything creative to show you today, but I'm posting pictures of our weekend so my family can see too.
We were suppose to have a great weekend away to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday, but instead we went home to see the fire and devastation that happened last week in Pocatello. Unfortunately George's sister and brother in law suffered quite a bit of damage in the Gibson Jack/ Mink Creek fire.
This used to be the shop for my brother in laws' race cars. On the right is the trailer to haul them and you can see the 2 cars burned in what was the garage. In the front you can barely make out the garage door melted and burned to the ground. Fortunately the house was spared but did suffer from heavy smoke damage. The property and grounds surrounding the house and all the beautiful trees are burned to bits.
The melted vinyl fence.
The neighbors home behind them. All that is left is the foundation and the chimney. It was kind of humorous though to see they 'planted' bright pink flamingos in what used to be their yard. You can see they are climbing all the way up the hill. Sixty six homes and 29 structures (garages, shops, etc.) burned in the fire.
On a bright note, we did get to the celebrations. Our nephew Lee James birthday.
Yaya with Benjamin and Nicholas looking pretty good on her big birthday!
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