21 September, 2010
I *so* appreciate the family visits I get because some of my siblings work seasonally in Alaska. It gives me something to look forward to every spring and fall. Sara just came through to spend a few days with us, and we had a fabulous visit! Her visit was shorter than usual, since she needs some extra time for apartment hunting in Seattle and the family get-together in October in Utah. So I get fewer days now, but I'll get to see her again (along with practically my whole family) when we're remodeling my mom's house. Bittersweet, but acceptable.
13 September, 2010
We're finally getting some rain-free weather - just in time for fall. Wish we could've enjoyed more of it during the summer, but I'm glad we're at least getting some now. It gives me a little hope that this winter may not be as bleak as I've been thinking. With the nice day today, we definitely had to do something outdoors to bask in the golden glow... so we headed up to Flattop to hike Blueberry Loop.
06 September, 2010
For my second (and final) campout of the season, I went to King Mountain with Todd and Anita. It's been such a rainy summer that I was really glad the weather seemed like it was going to behave for the weekend. Friday was absolutely gorgeous. In fact, I meant to go to work... even got to the parking lot... where I decided that there wasn't really that much work for me to do, and it wasn't critical for me to stay. So I called my folks and let them know that I wouldn't be in (apparently sun-itis can strike randomly and hard, especially when your summer has been drenched in rain and you think you're developing webbed feet). Then I took a lovely drive out to the campground.
-------------------------------We interrupt this post about camping to bring you an update on my 2nd trip to the fair...
-------------------------------We now return you to your regularly scheduled camp trip to King Mountain....