A couple of weeks ago, we met up with Joel’s family at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was Matt & Erin’s 10th anniversary, and they wanted their families to hit the beach together. Besides the shock of humidity, we had a great time. Here are some pictures from the trip. Early celebration of… Continue reading Outer Banks
I can hardly believe my eyes, but here’s what I just got from our garden: a zucchini, two eggplants, and, wait for it, two tiny cherry tomatoes!! Our cherry tomato plants are loaded up with green ones, so we’re expecting a bounty. It’s fun to get the first ones.
Here’s what we got from our garden on Sunday: Two jalapenos, a carrot, two onions, an anaheim pepper, and 2 cucumbers (smaller this time!). The onions were pretty small, but I am still happy with them because I started them from seed (and they are way bigger than last year!). The carrot looked great, but… Continue reading Sunday’s Pickings
Lauren and I took off Friday afternoon to avenge Mt. Bancroft. Read Lauren’s account of our failed attempt from a couple weeks ago. As discovered by our previous trip, the 4×4 trail is pretty rough. This time we planned to park at the first gate, and backpack in. We went a little further past the… Continue reading Mt. Bancroft Success
A couple of weekends ago, we headed out for Mt Bancroft. We went as far as our CRV would take us on the 4-wheel drive trail before we gave up and started hiking. It’s a beautiful area with 4 lakes near the base of the mountain. As mountains would have it, storm clouds started rolling… Continue reading Bancroft Fail
I’ve never been a fan of cucumbers, but they are on my list of things I decided to learn to like. It may not be possible to learn to like everything you dislike, but I can always try. Since cukes were on my list, we decided to plant one this year. The variety is called… Continue reading Cukes are in
Oh yes it is. For part of the 4th of July weekend, we went camping with our friends Kyle and Stephanie in the Independence Pass area outside of Aspen. It is SO pretty. I guess we understand why it is insanely expensive to live there. We camped at the Weller campground, and our tent was… Continue reading Camping is fun
What a victory it is. The first zucchini of the year was wonderful. We’ve now also had the second, and there should be many more to come. You just can’t beat eating the zucchini about 10 minutes after you picked it!
A few weekends ago, my parents came to visit! We had a lovely time. We went to Boulder on Friday, hiking a bit at Chautauqua and taking the tour at Celestial Seasonings tea factory. The next day when Joel was off work, we rode our bikes down the Platte River trail. We LOVE the Platte… Continue reading Mom & Dad’s Visit