Saturday, April 12, 2008

Day 3

So, today was a little less hectic, but we still managed to get a lot done. The three of us went to "The Original Pancake House" for breakfast which was good, but not as good as Dean's yesterday. And, if I may, I find it bothersome this restaurant is a chain with locations all over the United States. How are we, the consumers, supposed to feel not knowing whether the location we are eating at is THE Original Pancake House or not? I have to say, not knowing this made the whole breakfast experience less enjoyable. Well, that and the group 9 high schoolers who came in just after we got our food and started spilling coffee all over the table and floor. Punk kids...

After breakfast we took a leisurely drive along the Columbia River to the Vista House in the Columbia Gorge which is a really cool museum/gift shop/look out over the Columbia River. The day was simply beautiful with crystal clear blue skies dotted occassionally with whispy clouds. I was able to get a pretty good shot (below) which I'll submit for this week's PhotoPie Challenge.

Oh, did I mention that the wind was blowing 180,000 miles per hour?
Thorougly windblown, we returned home to work on more wedding-related craft projects. Today it was assembling gift boxes for close family and the wedding party with a fun surprise inside (I won't ruin it for those who will be receiving them at the wedding, and who might be reading this blog). Monique is ridiculously crafty and SO creative, so each item is meticulously thought through and executed beautifully.

While we were working on the boxes, we had a visitor. His name is Larry and he's the closest thing to a pet that Thomas has. He is a 3-legged squirrel whom Thomas feeds on his back patio, and he's pretty stinkin cute. I think he was apprehensive to come too close since I'm a stranger, but I definitely noticed him perk his ears up when Thomas called out his name (too funny). The leg he's missing is his front left leg (which is hidden behind the branch in this picture), but he's very able and surprisingly fast when scrambling from branch to branch.
After all the excitement of the past couple of days, the three of us are pretty exhausted. I think the three of us will put on our pjs and watch Across the Universe till we all pass out.

Then tomorrow morning, hopefully no later than 4am, I'll say goodbye to my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law and head to Bakersfield...a scant 837 mile drive, which, according to Google maps, should take me approximately 13 hours and 15 minutes. I don't know how much picture taking I'll do along the way, and I might be too tired to blog tomorrow night. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if anything really exciting happens along the way.

Bakersfield or Bust!


EmilyPie said...

That sky picture is fabulous! ... and I just love the gift boxes... even Brandon commented on how cute they were! I hope you made it to Bako safely..

Colleen Sherman said...

I LOVE the sky picture!!! So beautiful!! Hope your drive to Bako is manageable!! I don't know how you are going to do that in 1 day... by your self!!

Ok... and how ridiculously crafty is your future sister in law??? From the invites... to the favors... to these so adorable boxes!!! I wish I had a more crafty side!

Oh... and I forgot to mention on your Day 2 post... I too was happy that The Office and 30 Rock were back!! It might take an episode or 2 for them to get back on track... but something is better than nothing!! (How I Met Your Mother took a good 1 1/2 episodes before I thought they were as good as before the strike. So it will happen.)

sohobutterfly said...

Ha! Look at the squirrel - hilarious! Great photo to show the HUGE sky!!