Monday, October 25, 2010

Talking about the storm

Talking about the storm, originally uploaded by misspudding.

Five year old wonder. :)

Sadly, it ends a little abruptly, but these are some of the conversations we have with Anthony.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall fun: Pumpkin picking and apple bobbing!

We are lucky to have many friends around here.  Most everyone has a love of getting out into the outdoors and having a good time while the sun is out, because we all know how gray and dark the winter months can be.

We met up with some good friends, Andrew and Amy, and their kids, to go pumpkin picking!  We got our three pumpkins that we'll carve into jack-o-lanterns.

Later on that evening, we went to a party that some former work friends of mine were having.  They had lots of activities for the kids, but the best part was the bobbing for apples!!

Artist Point

In hindsight, Grandma Julie and Grandpa George, this is what we should have done while you guys were here!  It's a pretty long drive to get there and we didn't know the road would still be open.  We checked the DOT website to make sure the road would still be open and we decided to make a trip of it.  We're really glad we did!

Here's me being silly on the trip.

The trees are huge!

Beautiful waterfall!

Columnar jointing!  Fun for geologists!  :)

You can start to see why they call it "Artist Point".  Spectacular views in all directions.  The photo below is Mt. Shuksan, which is to the north.

Spectacular fall color.

More spectacular views...

Mt. Baker...shrouded by clouds and the sun was overhead, so it wasn't an easy photo.

More rocks!

Lenticular clouds!

Here's a panorama of the view to the south (that volcano is Mt. Baker).  Click on the photo to see a large version.

We had fun.  The trip was wonderful.