Monday, August 19, 2013

Vacation Rocks!

Hello there!
I am finding myself blogging less, but popping in month to month.
Christopher and I took a short vacation last week which started with the BECU Zoo Tunes Concert. I love Loreena McKennitt and whenever she stops in Seattle I will be there. This was our first time at the zoo for a concert and it had its ups and downs. She was great, but we had 2 couples next to us talking thru the songs which I wanted to slap them upside their heads!
Loreena's voice is so spiritual and pleasing to the ear. She is able to reach deep into my soul making me tear up. She played all of my favorites- Stolen Child, Old Ways, Bonny Swans, The Lady of Shalott, Caravanserai, & Penelope's Song.
Not the best photo, but at least a pic to remember.

After the concert, we spent the next day shopping and awaiting the arrival of Woody who would be hiking with us on the following Saturday.
Christopher and Woody had been planning to climb Ingalls Peak and I decided to go about a week before. I had hiked up to Colchuck Lake a couple of years ago and it was one of those hikes where I said to myself, "Why am I punishing myself?"
I punished myself again on this hike, but in the end it is so worth it. I hiked a total of 9 miles roundtrip to Ingalls Lake and Christopher and Woody continued on to the top of South Ingalls Peak totaling 12 miles roundtrip.
When we returned to the parking lot I looked up and couldn't believe I just hiked up the mountain. It was an amazing feeling of accomplishment.
 Resting point at Ingalls Lake.
Pic of Ingalls Lake taken by Christopher on the summit. I am down there waiting for his return.
 A smooch to let him know I missed him!

 Always after a hike, we find a place to grub. Woody and I are big fans of the 90's tv show Northern Exposure which was filmed in Roslyn, WA aka Cicely.
Roslyn is one town over from Cle Elum so of course we had to stop by. When I entered The Brick I couldn't believe how packed it was. I knew it was going to be a long wait for our food and we were starving, but we waited it out and thankfully the food was tasty. It would have sucked to wait for crappy food. Thank you Roslyn for meeting our expectation!
Will be back shortly to post pics of our newly finished shed that Christopher built from scratch. My baby is handy :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

I Mustache You!