Saturday Strolling

Saturday Strolling

T1

Saturday I was well on my way to a typical morning: farmers market, prepping produce and canning. Yes, I can. A lot. Saturday was Spiced Strawberry Jam. I was half-way through when Kirk asked if I wanted to get out of the house. OK! So I finished up as quickly as I could and we […]

Afternoon Hiking At Sunrise

Afternoon Hiking At Sunrise

B1

I realized yesterday that I have become that hiker. The one with no plans, who wakes up and putzes around, looks outside and decides around, oh, 10 am, that hiking would be great! Once the kids are dressed, van is packed, gassed up and said kids fed, mom has coffee and a picnic lunch is […]

Snow and Ancient Trees

Snow and Ancient Trees

M1

With having bought a house, sold our old house and mostly unpacked at the new one and FINALLY having an open weekend….Kirk took me and the two youngest for a Sunday drive. Sarah style. Which means we did a lot of driving, sight seeing, and even some hiking. No real goals. Nothing more expected than […]

Book Review: Mt. Rainier Trails

Book Review: Mt. Rainier Trails

DW1

It was mid-September 2009. I knew I was hiking on borrowed time – if I were to see a set of lakes I lusted after, it was go then, or wait maybe years to get back. I was also a couple of months pregnant and on my slope to anemia-ville. It wasn’t a long hike but it […]