My little stay-cation ended yesterday, and this morning Chris and I returned to work (note to self: work on winning the lottery). After the Ferris Wheel on Friday evening, Saturday morning dawned full of zombies – my two youngest participated in the Red, White, and Dead Zombie Walk in Fremont. A couple pictures below, aren’t they adorable?
While they were busy being zombies (which our exchange student found rather disturbing), the rest of us just relaxed, read books, played games, knit, listened to music, toodled around the yard, and watched a movie (Julie & Julia, with the french subtitles turned on).
I spent a bit of time translating my scone recipe into French, with metric measurements (not an easy feat), because our exchange student asked if she could have a copy (she says they don’t have anything like scones where she’s from). We then headed out bright and early Saturday morning to spend a couple days at our cabin. The weather was fantastic, and we enjoyed a walk around Deception Falls before settling in for more R&R by the river.
Scones were baked, sandwiches made, and plenty of sunshine enjoyed. We taught our exchange student to play some games (Rack-o and Yahtzee), and worked on an impossible puzzle. On Sunday the girls stayed behind while the rest of us headed out for a more strenuous hike at the Iron Goat Trail (we took the “crossover trail”, which pretty much goes straight up the mountain from the Scenic Trailhead /Interpretative Site to Windy Point). A late lunch at Zeke’s, and then back home where we unpacked the car before heading right back out the door for our exchange student’s first experience with go-carts, followed by a rousing game of mini-golf, at which we all took turns being really horrible.
We’ve got more Pacific NW adventures in store before the girls head off to France in two weeks. It’s probably a good thing that Chris and I have to work; it gives the girls some time to just be lazy teenagers. 🙂