With my mom in town and mike having a rare day off, we decided to take advantage and head out, for an all to, infrequent date. while living in Europe, one of the things mike and i enjoyed most, was touring castles. I had been hearing great things about a local castle with great trails around the property. it felt like the prfect activity. Unfortunately after a little research i discovered the castle grounds were closed, due to this summers forest fires. bummer!! i then remembered seeing something about a crazy staircase hike on the news. It seemed if we couldn’t meander around some castle grounds, then why not push ourselves to the extreme? Mike was hesitant, but i assured him, he loved me and this was a great chance to serve in our marriage. What’s not to love about a mile of stairs, covering a 2000 foot elevation? I can’t say Mike enjoyed the hike. but we did in fact make it to the top! Coming down was no picnic. Our toenails were practically embedded in the front of our shoes the whole 4 miles we ran down the switchbacks of the bar trail. but really there’s no beating the great sense of accomplishment and getting to spend some quality time together, conquering this great outdoors we now call home. it was my perfect date. i’m thankful he goes along with my crazy ideas and trust me enough not to ask too many questions. it’s safe to say on our next date, you’ll find me with some dorky 3-d glasses, at the largest screen within 50 miles of the worlds geekiest movie, but i love him, so i’m ok with that.
time for my monthly update to the ole blog, (how do months go by so fast?) one of these says i’ll corner mike into sitting down and helping me create this space into something that inspires me to update more often ( new years resolution) i am proud to say all my photos are updated and cataloged on flickr. you can access the photos by clicking the images on the right.
we’ve been getting over a nasty bug this week. i’m happy to say that today we were able to exit solitary confinement and join the land of the living. here’s a glimpse into our day.
thanks to rebekah and her inspiration. check out others here.