Monday, October 7, 2013

alamosa family

In August, after I returned home from California, my Dad and I took a drive to see my sister, Anne, and soon-to-be brother-in-law, Eric, in Alamosa, Colorado. We were excited to meet the newest addition to their family, Jessie, a Blue Heeler.

 We were excited to see you too Shelby,

 and Jake too.

The night that we arrived, Annie had to work until after mid-night.  Eric made us a fabulous meal of grilled squash, Chilles rellenos, and vegetable tamales. 

 The next day Eric gave us a tour of their greenhouse.

We had breakfast in a little diner in town. It was great to see Anne and Eric, even if we just had a short time together.  Annie had to go back to work after breakfast.

After we said good-bye to Anne, Eric showed us his gorgeous photography exhibit at the Alamosa Public Library.

 Eric was a wonderful host.  He accompanied us out to the Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa in a little town called Moffat, Colorado, where we  soaked in the thermal pools as a storm rolled in.  Then we said good-bye to Eric too, and started on our way back to Utah. Thank you, Eric and Anne.  We can't wait to see you again this month!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

my soul mate is a pelican

Last day of walks on the beach to post--I promise.

 Thank you, Amy. Whenever you asked what I wanted to do, with the exception of finding Hugh Jackman on Hollywood Boulevard, it always seemed to be walk on the beach.  I loved Oxnard Beach. It was my first time to spend anytime there, and that night in particular, it was otherworldly.

 My soul mate is a pelican.