Fifty-five brave souls ignored threatening weather to eat and socialize at Wildcat Guard Station. Snug and dry in my dog pen I watched Utah and Dangerous serve up hamburgers, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, and homemade cookies to friends and family. Ignoring the cold, rainy weather most everyone stayed until dark enjoying food, conversation, and music. If you missed this year's Labor Day picnic, mark your calendar because the "Grover Boyz" plan to do it again next year. It may become the High Plateau social event of the year!
As usual, Utah and Dangerous were in rare form. They started the program with their usual stand-up comedy routine. Fortunately, their comments were brief, and focused only on two riding buddies who constantly give them grief. Dangerous' musical performance is probably why his wife Trea chose to go rafting with her brother in Wyoming rather than attend the picnic. She knows her husband can't sing a lick, and didn't want to suffer further embarrassment. Even 500 miles away, I am sure she felt a tinge of shame as Dangerous made a fool of himself.
Wildcat SingersAt dark, the party broke up with most everyone driving back down the mountain to their homes. But, a few lucky ones chose to stay and moved across Highway 12 where the fun continued. Sunday night found Utah's and Dangerous' families and a few hardy friends gathered around a roaring camp fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire. The kids and dogs rolled in the dirt while the adults sat around the fire sharing stories and trading their usual, good natured insults.