Friday, July 21, 2006

My life with the condiment slut

I have just counted 58 condiments in our refrigerator.
I had to give the butter up for adoption.
The eggs are sullen, but that's to be expected
because everyone knows eggs hate to be crowded.
The orange juice tried to mate with the milk.
Bad things happen to good food when there is over population.
But it's going to be ok.
I have a hit planned for 6am tomorrow,
long before the condiment slut will stumble from his burrow.
It will be ugly. There WILL be recriminations.
But life will go on. It will thrive in the fresh breezes.
Till the next time I let him go to the store alone.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again...

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Who wants to take that long shot gamble and head out to Fire Lake?Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Don't go chasing waterfalls,

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Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to...Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

That was good as it's ever gonna be, give me those swamp river days againPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup and ride that highway in the skyPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Sing it with me... "The HILLS are alive, with the sound of music"Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Almost Paradise, we're knocking on heaven's door...Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

All kidding aside, (and those were all song lyrics, every last, painful one of them) these are photos of Mount Rainier in Washington state, and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The scenery is breathtaking and my camera does not BEGIN to do it justice. In the last two shots we were in the aptly named wildflower meadow at Paradise which is just a few miles from the summit. The wildflower meadow is just one of several hikes at Paradise, and I can't wait to go back and take in some of the others. While hiking we saw several deer, a grey fox and a badger.

Next time I want to reserve a cabin and stay at the darling little Gateway Inn at Mt. Rainier, which is just 50 feet away from the entrance to the park at Paradise.