Saturday, June 26, 2010

6-26-2010 www = wild wild west

where we are headed ... on Hwy 16...


some the the sights we saw on Hwy 16...






in Iowa, we watch out for deer on the roadways...
In Wyoming...

the only buffalo we saw in South Dakota and Wyoming...

What's vacation without a game of miniature golf?!?!?
I beat DH by several strokes... :*)


Tensleep Creek...
video

Friday, June 25, 2010

6-25-2010 A Pleasant Surprise!


Orchids!
In South Dakota!!
At the Reptile Gardens!!!
They also have a great "Wrestle a Croc" show!
Lots more fun than the Corn Palace and Wall Drug!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

6-24-2010 Stitching a Sleeve


I love seeing the patterns that emerge
when I knit with varigated yarns!

6-23-2010 Tornados


More storms today...
spent several hours in the basement
taking shelter!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6-22-2010 Rain, Rain Go Away


... come again some other day...
...little OM girl wants to play!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6-21-2010 Juicy!


Our garden peas are growing so fast
there is no way we can possibly eat them all
so we are juicing the extras! YUM!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

6-20-2010 Happy Father's Day !!!


6-19-2010 Ross' Magic Mountain


This morning DH and I went to Ross'
"Home of the Magic Mountain"
for breakfast.
This restaurant sits under the I-74 bridge
and is a QC/local favorite,
but will soon have to move or close
when repairs to the I-74 bridge begin...
so we thought we better try it once before it disappears!

6-18-2010 Darkness Descends




This afternoon darkness descended over the QC
as a huge wall cloud blew through
with 60-80 mph straight line winds
leaving downed trees
and thousands of people without power.

Friday, June 18, 2010

6-17-2010 Spelunking


Tonight DH & I went to see an IMAX movie
about Spelunking (caving)
and came across this...
I thought it was interesting enough to pull out my camera
and take a snapshot!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6-16-2010 Stable





Got to tour a friend's horse barn/stable...
she boards between 30-44 horses.
All these stalls were FULL!


6-15-2010 A Birthday Gift to Myself


Sunday, June 13, 2010

6-13-2010 Undo Bind Off


After knitting for 62 hours on my first pair of socks
I finally bound off the final rows!!!
Only to find out it is too tight
and now I can't even get it on my foot! ~ARGH!!!
So, I tried a second/different bind off on the second sock...
and it is still too tight! ~ ARGH!!!
Now I have to figure out how to undo both bind off rows
and see if I can figure out/learn a stretchy bind off
for toe up socks. Any suggestions from you knitters out there?
I'm going to suggest to my knitting teacher
that she include a "stretchy bind off" lesson
in her sock class, as I'm sure I'm not the first
sock knitting student who's had this problem...

6-12-2010 Visions of Beauty


Deer me!


Spicy Basil Fried Rice from Exotic Thai...

Friday, June 11, 2010

6-10-2010 #920


... fun color for summer!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6-9-2010 Klutzy




... took a tumble at work today ...
... you know we blondes ...
... can't walk and chew gum at the same time!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

6-8-2010 My Home Away From Home


I'm back working at the church office for a week or so
while our secretary takes some time off...

Monday, June 7, 2010

6-7-2010 A Brand New Neighbor Boy!


My next door neighbor had her baby this weekend...
It's a B O Y !!!
Congratulations!

6-6-2010 Lavender & Lilies




What's blooming in my front yard right now...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

6-5-2010 HyVee Youth Triathlon


I love the QC!!!
Almost every weekend, from spring through fall,
there is a race event of some sort.
Last weekend it was a criterium...
today it is the HyVee Youth Triathlon...
then there is the Run With Carl 5K...
the BIX 7...
the Susan B Komen 5K Race for the Cure...
the Taming of the Slough...
and on and on and on....

Sad to say, but this is something you'd never see
in a million years
in Sedalia, MO, where we lived for the past 30 years!!! :-(

Friday, June 4, 2010

6-4-2010 Garden Progress




Harvested and ate more snow peas today! YUM!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

6-3-2010 Geode State Park


was the object of our exploration today...
hiking/mountain biking trails...
a small lake with a swimming beach...
a pioneer cemetery.

6-2-2010 Progress report on socks


So far, so good...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6-1-2010 Knit One, Pray Too


I attended a "Knit One, Pray Too!" retreat today...
knitted this green dishcloth
and gave it as a gift
to the only newbie!

5-31-2010 R.I. Memorial Day Criterium





DH, DD and I went to watch
several of the Criterium races today.
Scary!!!