Monday, February 25, 2008
Phil came for a short weekend visit on Friday night and we had a super lazy weekend. For the short time that we did stretch our legs out in the fresh air, we went for a walk around Alsea Falls. I had only seen it in the summer time and was really amazed at the amount of water that goes through there during the winter. More pictures here
On Sunday night we cooked a delicious Elk roast and some mashed potatoes. And of course, I totally owned him at Scrabble before he had to fly back to the Bay.
Monday, February 18, 2008
A little sun therapy in the desert for a mid-winter term break. I made a super quick trip to Scottsdale this weekend to visit with mom and Pat while Doug, Janet and Grandma were also in town. Although a very short trip, I had an unbelievable time seeing the desert cacti, mountains, and canyons from horseback!
I had some really extreme anxiety about riding horses.... But as it turned out, Grandma showed me how to do it like an old pro and I felt great within a half hour or so of taking the saddle. My horse was extremely gentle and his name was Diamond. I was warned that he's a "kicker" meaning mom wasn't supposed to get too close to me with her horse, Brandy, or she'd get kicked.
To see LOTS more gorgeous pictures, check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/mollyelliott