Monday, November 28, 2011

Highlander for the Holidays

This was a good book, but then I think all of Janet Chapman's books are good. Time traveling magical Highlanders, gotta love them.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011~ Stowe,Vermont

Those were some of the walks we took

Brooke and Christina

The hill we walked Louie up every morning

And here he is enjoying one of his walks

This was taken outside of the Von Trapp Family lodge

And here we all are, these are the friends we go with every year

the kids

Rich, Rosanne, me and Gary

Brooke thought she was funny walking in front of my camera

while I was trying to get pictures of the lights

could he be any cuter?

Me and Gary, dinner at the Foxfire Inn

Rich and Rosanne

me and Brooke

she had to have this hat!

Ricky and Brooke

Brooke and Danielle

Gary, Brooke and me. Getting ready to go feast on

Thanksgiving dinner!

The Gilberts

we were playing with a camera app

Even though we had a snowstorm coming in on Wednesday, we didn't let that stop us from getting to our Stowe vacation. We went on Tuesday instead and had an unexpected extra night!

It was a great weekend and we had a lot of fun.

Emily's Bridge~Stowe Vermont 2011

These are not as clear and I had to zoom my
camera in and then take a picture of it with
my cell phone.

Emily's Bridge~Stowe Vermont 2011

I was all excited because I started snapping pictures, and could

see the smokey mist which usually means that Emily is there,

only to discover that my daughter and her friend were blowing

air out of their mouths in front of my camera every time I

snapped a picture, and laughing hysterically at me.

this one however is not from their breath

There is some mist at the right hand side of the picture

some more mist (it was a clear cloudless night)

some more to the left

there is an orb in there

Now this picture, my smart-alec daughter and her friend were

still blowing in front of my camera. Imagine my and their surprise

when we got back to the hotel and saw the image of the face

up near the top of the mist. This is THE best picture I have

ever captured there. I have some more on my cell phone that are

zoomed in and will post them after.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

4th Annual Henry Hike

okay, this picture should be down with the others
at the lake, I am too lazy to fix it

Ready to hike to Lonesome Lake

Someone was actually camping in this

hmm, this looks to be heading upwards

Kim and Shelly

break time

I'm not really enjoying this hike

Gary is loving it too can't you tell?

Finally at the lake

I am smiling because the climb up is over

the kids were sure having fun

We roped some other hikers into taking pictures. We were

all dangling our cameras out to them

Charlie and Shelly and family

Teresa Tom and Tyler (and Gary

the dog)

Linda and Norman

heading back down

So on the way back down, we took a wrong turn. What should have been an easy mile back to the paved bike path, ended up being 3 miles, and a bridge to get to the other side was washed out so we were traversing rocks across, not fun! If I never see another ROOT again I will be happy, I must have picked my way over at least 1,000 of them on the way down.