Happy Monday everyone. Its is Columbus weekend here in the US, and although lots of people don't get today off from work, my school is closed, and it is exciting to be home on a Monday.
My daughter is also off from work, so she and I are going out for breakfast and then off to look for the pieces she needs for her Halloween costume. She's heading off to the Gulf Coast of Florida in a couple of weeks with some of her friends, and they are all going out for Halloween as characters from the Wizard of Oz. She is going to be Glinda the good witch. Its fun to help her plan her costume.
So I have a few more photos to show you from our Saturday road trip. We went a couple hours north of where we live into the mountains. The color there was fantastic.
My daughter took this silly selfie of us along with Swift River. We look photo shopped into the scenery, but we're not. With the drought you can see how low the water is this fall.
And we discovered this beautiful old covered bridge. I'd only driven along this scenic byway a couple of times, and never in the fall, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area.
I thought this river rock had such cool colors.
On our way north, we got detoured because for some reason the main road was closed off. As we headed along the detour, I remember that one of my friends told me that the largest known glacial erratic in North America was where we were. Glacial erratics are boulders that were moved by a glacier, and then when the glacier melted, the big rocks were dropped where ever they happened to be ( when the glacier below them disappeared).
Although the hubby isn't going hiking until after he has and recoups from his heart surgery, it was a short and flat walk up to the boulder.
And what a boulder it was. You can see my husband, my daughter and the dogs were over the left.
I guess you never know where a day will bring you.
Don't these 2 trouble makers look cute in their orange bandannas?
And here's a couple of journal pages I made awhile back.
Yup, its been a good weekend so far.
The bad news is I don't expect the hubby to have his surgery tomorrow. This rash is being very stubborn- and the "stronger" medicine they gave him last week actually set him backwards for a few days. Now he's back on his old medicine, which does seem to be working, but oh so slowly. Today he goes in to see his regular doctor, and hopefully he'll have an all clear, but we're not feeling very optimistic. I think it will be another week. I hope!
Last night (before the presidential debate) I watched an amazing TV show about veterinarians that work as gorilla doctors. They go into the bush and help sick gorillas in Arica. They actually think some of the populations are increasing. It was really an amazing show.
Have a great day everyone.