Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ah, snow!

I know many of you are probably sick of snow right now, but it's still good for some things! Over New Years a bunch of us gathered at a friends house in Spokane to enjoy the winter weather and the insane amount of snow. We went cross-country skiing Friday and Saturday. The weather was beautiful! It was a bit too warm on Friday (snow stuck to our skiis), but perfect on Saturday. On Friday, we went to a conservation area (can't remember what it's called, but my friend calls it the Duck Park. I think it's managed by Duck's Unlimited?). On Saturday, we went to Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. The skiing was great, but the roads to get there were terrible. They were all covered in hard ice/snow and potholes. I took my dogs both days and they had a great time. Here's a picture of us at the duck park.

We had amazing food. Everyone pitched in and helped cook meals. I made two pies (cranberry apple crumb and strawberry apple crumb) and breakfast (Southwest scrambled eggs). We had amazing pepper cheese soup, enchiladas, chicken noodle soup, delicious goat cheese and red wine....Mmmmmm! I love remembering, but I don't think we worked hard enough while skiing to burn off all that great food. I was so full Saturday night that I had a hard time falling asleep. And now, I am feeling the tightness of my jeans due to the holiday food and inactivity. I'm going on a diet starting Monday. I'm sure this is on everyone's mind at this time of year!

And regarding cameras, I'm leaning toward a Canon Powershot S5 with 10X or 12X zoom. I'm waiting to find a good deal on one though...


Linda Reznicek said...

Oh wow! That looks fun!! And the food sounds great. You were up close to me!

Andrea said...

What a fun weekend!