This place is up in the mountains. We spend most of our time hiking, horseback riding, lounging on the porch, and visiting historic sites.
Deer and antelope abound, along with elk and the occasional moose, mountain lion, and bear.
We go at the same time every year - usually around the first week in August. There are several other families who are repeat visitors at the same time we go. We've become friends with some of them. One of them is a lawyer.
Last year the lawyer invited a Czechoslovakian friend to accompany him. The friend, happy to get anything free from a lawyer, eagerly agreed. When the time came, they spent a wonderful time, getting up early every morning and enjoying the great outdoors. One morning, as the lawyer and his Czechoslovakian friend were picking raspberries and blueberries for their breakfast, they were approached by two huge bears--a male and a female. The lawyer noticed them in time to run for cover.
His friend, however, was not so lucky. The male bear reached him and swallowed him whole. Seeing this, the lawyer ran back to his Mercedes and raced for the nearest town to get the local sheriff.
The sheriff grabbed his high-powered rifle and raced back to the berry patch with the lawyer. Luckily, the bears were still there.
"He's in THAT one!" cried the lawyer, pointing to the male.
The sheriff looked at the bears, leveled his gun, took careful aim, and shot the female.
"What did you do that for?!" exclaimed the lawyer, "I said he was in the other bear!"
"Exactly," replied the sheriff. "Would YOU believe a lawyer who told you that the Czech was in the male?"