|Mt Hood was a common image throughout the trip East.|
|We quickly went from green, lush, landscape to this arid, dry, desert.|
|While taking some time to geocache, I stumbled upon this small critter. As I searched along the rocks I noticed these little guys were scrambling all over. I've never seen anything like it before in nature!|
|Remember what I said about Mt. Hood being the predominant mountain along the trip? We were way out in Maryhill and it still seemed to be so close.|
|While in Yakima, one will notice these humongous stacks of fruit crates everywhere... Actually, they're are a constant presence East of the mountains.|
|One of many interesting buildings I visited while in Leavenworth.|
|Have I ever said I love cheese? They've got cheese from everywhere!|
|Icicle Ridge adds alot to the Alps/Bavarian feel.|
|These paintings of what I thought of as "Fairytale Bavaria" were everywhere throughout the town.|
|Along with some great books, I found these jewels from my childhood. The 6 comics in the back are from the period when the X-Men battled the Phalanx. As a child, I enjoyed reading the whole story so much!|
I also took time for this. I consider it a place of remembrance for Mom. The painting of purple irises is something I brought back with me when I returned to Washington back in December. Mom's creativeness blossomed once she retired and this painting is just one of many she has done.
My summer has been a busy one. Along with everything I've shared, I've been working like crazy and have been without a car which has made life more complicated. It's being fixed, but that story could be another blog all itself. For the short story; the rod barrings went bad, someone stole the catalytic converter, and now I'm waiting on parts. Thank God for nice weather, a bike, and the weightloss that occured out of all of it though!
One of my only regrets for this past season is that I seriously didn't take much time as I would have liked to reading. I do have a few on my roster of finished books for summer which include: The Time Machine and Other Stories by H.G. Wells, The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan, The Snows of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories by Ernest Hemmingway, and I got halfway through Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, but it's really not my style of book so I put it down. It wasn't as funny as I had expected it to be.
Now that the drizzly mists have come upon us here in the Northwest, perhaps life will slow down a little bit for me and I'll have more time to catch up on my reading. On my Good reads list, I've listed over 77 books I want to read so far!To keep up with what I'm reading, what I 've read, or for the complete list of books I want to read, visit Check out my books on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/profile/Mow83?utm_source=email_widget