Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Kill an Hour

Most Wednesdays I find myself joining Sadie for a quick car nap while waiting for the boys to finish piano.  There are a few weeks, however, when sleep fails to find her on our drive across town and then I know exactly what to do with that precious hour.  We hit the thrift stores that are so conveniently located by their teacher's house.

It's a quick break from our normal routine and the thrill of the hunt is always exciting.  Three finds from today... Leather booties, a twirly dress (possibly for Halloween?) and a funky yellow lamp. Everything for less than $15. 

We always end up back in front of the house with a few minutes to spare.  Precious minutes I use to knit or read.  Today, both were in the car.  It was a tough choice.  Next time I need to bring a book on tape.  That way I can do both.

Monday, September 21, 2015

An Impromptu Waterfall

(Blogging again now that we're settled... most of the future posts will be from our adventures over the summer, but for now, some of our recent experiences...)

 We have a waterfall. Well, our city has a waterfall.  It's an impromptu cascade that only runs if the rains are prolonged, something we hadn't experienced yet in our month and a half of living in the desert.  But today, after watching it run all afternoon we decided we needed to see it up close and personal. We tagged along with some friends and got more than a little wet, but it was well worth the time and effort.

The 'heart rock' they found for me

She was nervous the whole time.  I'm not sure if we've ever hiked in the rain...

This gate served as a prominent reminder of the ferocity of mother nature.  

You can see the flooded road here.  
There are three areas where the road is covered.

Chasing his 'boat'

We found a taste of fall and a rushing river...two things we didn't anticipate this far south.  Our friends mentioned that every time they visit the waterfall it's a different experience.  Good to know for next time, because there will be a next time. We're anxious for Dean to see it and to be able to see it when it's not as fierce.  Maybe find a place or two where we can slide down some rocks without danger of the river washing us away. For today, it was soggy and perfect.