We headed north this weekend, Sara had her eye doctor check up in the fair city of Vancouver and we took this opportunity to meet up with hilarious and delightful ladies RoRo and Katr.
Basically, I showed up late, immediately borrowed money to plug the Canadian parking meter (who thinks of those things) then ran off to the bathroom with little more than a wave. I know, I am a classy broad.
Then after finding them to be so much fun...I forced them to hang out with me longer, instead of leaving to get their iPhones. A small part of the decision to delay them may have been repressed jealousy...but I am chalking most of it up to the fact that I am slowly and reluctantly becoming my mother.
Regardless, they were the pictures of grace and fun! Sara and I both hope that they will show up late, borrow money, and run off to the bathroom in Seattle soon!
Then we went camping.
We are human. We make mistakes.
One of which was choosing a camp area that folks with 4x4 vehicles can drive to, while cars like the little red wagon, have to park 2.5 miles away. Its really no fun walking up a gravel road WAVING at the people in 4x4's as they drive past, then arriving to find a zillion other 4x4s in the parking lot. Not exactly the solitude we were naively expecting.
But we (Sara) expertly found an isolated site to pitch our tent atop a hill overlooking two valleys. At least, we think it overlooked two valleys...if there had been a brief clearing in the clouds we could have verified that our campsite was as stellar as we thought it was.
We came for the views, were stunned by the flowers and left early because of the drizzle...I guess that sums it up best.
But there's more! Sara has a new camera...thus there is a renewed interest in photo contests.
There is a voting widget at the top of the page in the sidebar and two categories: Landscape and Flowers. Pick your favorite in each category then check out all the photos of the trip (link after the entries...see how sneaky I am?)
The stakes are high this time. In addition to bragging rights, the winner takes the LOSER out for Happy Hour beer.
B: Cloudy mountain views
C: Flowers to the clouds
D: Taking it in
Was it hard to choose? Just make up your mind and VOTE at the top of the sidebar.
And for the FLOWERS category, the entries are:
1: Alpine Hellebore
2: Mountain bouquet
3: Old men of the Mountain
4: Lupine dew
Head back up to the top of the page and vote!
Now that your votes are cast, check out the rest of the photos here!