Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Canning with Katie

a post in images...

Monday, February 08, 2010

Spending Snowy Days

Some morning granola making

Snow walking

A view of Druid Hill Ave on Sunday afternoon--
this is pretty passable

Here's a more typical street on the west side
I wonder when any of us will be driving?

Behind every good man, is a great scarf

Some evening pasta making

And quilting

Hibernation is still fun but
with more snow predicted,
it could get old.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Snow 2010

Upon opening my front door this afternoon,
this is what I saw:

Our street

The yard

We're huddled in
cleaning, reading, shoveling
and some knitting and Lost watching
to come this evening.

All in all, a lovely
blizzardy weekend.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Coming Home

Between weather
and time constraints
we've been driving straight through
from California.

And it's good to be home.

We are still speaking--
with thanks to
Radio Lab (which allowed me to make interesting
conversation about hook worms
during dinner in Oklahoma City)
Fresh Air podcasts, The Moth, and This American Life.

I only made it through one half a book (of the three I brought with me)
however, we enjoyed the audio versions of
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornsby and the very long,
less enjoyable
State of Fear.

Some missing highlights--

We ate at this west coast destination.

It was fun...but we're not sure
what all the fuss is about.

Todd has become a Lil' Ranger
even though he's trying to keep it
top secret

I was charmed by the Murray Street Cafe
which we stumbled upon in Dallas

But we've decided, there's no place
like Baltimore.

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Turning East

Before we left the west coast,
we spent some time at Jiffy Lube to get our oil changed.

Thankfully, we were in little India
and were able to procure a samosa snack
while we waited.

And then checked out this recommended pizza shop
for lunch before we took to the roads.

We ended up in the desert by nighttime.

It's amazing that you can wake up in the Parc 55 Union Square
and by 11:30 be driving down the interstate
having already been looking for a motel, any motel, for an hour.
We found this one a little after 12.

You had to check-in at the Chevron across the way.
No wi-fi, no non-smoking option and I wished
I had my college shower flip flops
but I was grateful for the bed, the only bed
for many, many miles.

Today was filled with amazing scenery
that changed often
and is so different
from the east coast.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas in San Francisco

On Christmas Eve we drove up the coast on the 101
taking in the beautiful scenery.

Thanks to Ellen we had a great
walking tour of the city.

We started at the Powell Turnaround

Then had the most amazing burritos.

We walked up Stockton Street enjoying the views.

Then we wandered into Chinatown.

Strolled into North Beach

Hung out at a park with a latte

Then we sat by the water taking in the Golden Gate bridge
and enjoying the sunshine.

We took a different route home...not realizing it included
a very large hill.

Then stumbled into Japantown.

All in all, a pretty perfect day.

Friday, December 25, 2009

San Bernardino

We got to San Bernardino late
Monday night and spent
the next few days with Aunt Dian
at her charming house.

On Monday we checked out some
of Aunt Dian's haunts.

Micah House where she works with an after school program.

The famous Redlands Bowl of many outdoor summer performances.

The beautiful San Bernardino mountains

Aunt Dian and Todd waiting in line during our day at Disneyland.

Aunt Dian said we wore her out...but we could hardly keep up with her!