Quick hello from our hotel in Missoula, MT. Tucker hasn't left the window seat since we got here.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Rumble and ramble
In blackberry bramble
Billions of berries
For blackberry jam!
Jamming in Berryland.
Blackberries will forever remind me of the days of reading Jamberry! to the wee ones over and over and OVER again!
Our backyard is overgrowing with blackberry bushes.
It's such a problem, I know. On my walk with Tucker yesterday I brought buckets along, and we ended up picking 4 cups of berries.
I say "we" because Tucker was helping.
Looking for the ripe berries.
When we got home I decided to make blackberry jam. I'm kind of a jam snob. I ONLY eat raspberry jam, and actually there are only a few brands that live up to my standards. But Andrew prefers blackberry jam, so I decided to give it a try. Well, let me tell you, this might be the best jam I've ever tasted! It ended up making way more than I expected. My only option was to make a tasty treat out of the jam! So, blackberry oatmeal bars for dessert tonight!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I had so much fun doing the duathlon over the weekend. It was a really cold morning, so I was so happy to be doing the run-bike-run, and NOT swim-bike-run! The triathletes looked pretty chilly in the water. It was such a huge event. Between the triathlon and duathlon, there were over 600 people competing.
Body marked and ready to go! It's been three days and I can still see my race number and age on my legs.
Trying to find my spot in the maze of bikes in the transition area.
Listening to 'I gotta feeling' on repeat.
Running my bike back to the transition area, and happy to be 2/3 done. Only a 5k run left.
My cheering squad.
4th place overall, and 1st in my age group. :)
Over the weekend we took a train ride on the Mt. Hood Railroad. It was a fun ride through the vineyards and fruit orchards of the Hood River Valley.
View from the dome car.
Cherry trees galore. The grocery store we stopped at in Parkdale was selling them for .99/lb! Needless to say, our fridge is now full of cherries. Cherry pie anyone?