Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This picture shows lava formation just outside of Yakima on the way to White Pass. What I have read is there was a volcano in this area many ages ago called Goat Peak. This lava is what is left of it!!!! There is of course, a lot more, but this picture is the best to show what it looks like! Pretty cool!
This is Mt. St. Helens on September 28, 2008. We couldn't even get to the "blast zone", as the road was taken out during a snow slide this spring. It was going to be the last nice weekend this summer/fall, so we decided to go check it out! It was in the low 80's. There were all kinds of wild flowers blooming. It was a pretty nice day all in all.
The MINI club went on a 4-hour drive and ended at the last remaining XXX Burger and Rootbeer place in America! I met them at the XXX! The blue car next to mine in the bottom picture drove over with me - it was a blast! She ordered one of their huge burgers - the size of a dinner plate! It was a great day, the weather was a perfect 68 degrees and no wind. Lovely day! I washed and detailed my car beforehand, and later that night my tendonitis was back. Boo hoo! But it is better now, I will just have to watch myself!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Well, I took a stay-cation in September and got to visit a longtime friend from my childhood - Ann, I drove over to Olympia to her parents' house, and we had a good visit! Then I went to my sisters' house and played with the nieces! It was a fun day! The day before, I went to the dentist for a cleaning, and then went to lunch with Diane! It was a pretty good week, the weather wasn't the best, more fall-ish than summer, and of course the next week it was back in the 90s! Oh well, the best laid plans! It was great to see Ann again, it had been about 4 or 5 years.
The quail is a baby I rescued from the road. She had car accident injuries, and so we were in a box for a couple days they she decided she could fly! So into the cat carrier she went! She stayed with us for about a week, then I let her go on the property.
We have had a lot of deer on the property again. Can tell fall is coming! I scared 3 does the other day when I was feeding the horses! I believe they were the same girls that have been "living" here all year. You can get quite close to them before they spook. I am actually surprised they don't eat with the horses!