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16 July 2008 @ 11:01 pm
Week in the Life of Carrie, volume six  
Yeah, I'm not a rule follower. If you want to do this, see day one and do what I did.  :)

Blueberry muffins for breakfast!  No picture. You've all seen muffins.

Today we went to the Palo Duro Canyon.  We made a picnic lunch and spent most of the day out there.

If you know anything about me, you know that the outdoors is not really my bag.  I believe nature should be viewed through a window.  Nevertheless, here we go.

Nolan and my sweet nephew Joseph.

The group.

The spanish skirts

Brenna enjoying one of Aunt Carrie's chocolate chip cookies

Which fortified her enough to go for a hike

Joseph thought he should be able to climb the tree like Ethan

That's Nolan's shirt.  And A freaking DEER.  It was CLOSE.

Katie Bell, the hiking dog

We hiked to a CAVE.

We did a little spelunking.  Well, they did.  Joseph and I stayed in the mouth of the cave

Blue sky and wide open spaces!

Then I came home and we made pork tenderloin, greenbean bundles, sauteed mushrooms, spicy strawberry salad, and homemade ice cream.

And then, my sister and I went and had coffee with one of her friends that just moved here.

Wow.  I'm tired.
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seegrimseegrim on July 17th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Nice. I would have rather stayed home and read a book, but I understand--I get dragged on these outings, too. :)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Classicjandjsalmon on July 17th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
oooh yay for more pics. The Spanish Skirts are gorgeous! And the kids are adorable. ALSO - those are magic cookies if they fortified her enough for THAT hike. I should beg the recipe. ;) :D
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella meadowdragonsangel68 on July 17th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
What a beautiful area! And that deer... My goodness that was really close! Sounds like you'll sleep very well tonight :)
Alluring_Twilight: Ash and Jacksalluringt_light on July 17th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)

I remember camping for school, and we had to hike 3km in the heat with heavy back packs. I died.

The views look amazing though. But I do agree with you - nature should be looked through a window, unless I can magically *apparate* to the place and skip the walking :P
Comic Book Goddess: BBCA - DW - Ewwwrainpuddle13 on July 17th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
I am so with you on the outdoors things - it's out of doors for a reason! And that is exactly where it need to stay - out of doors! *shudders* Bugs, dirt, heat, humidity, nature - ewww.

But it looks like the kids (how freaking adorable are they?) had fun.

I think I'd kill for one of your cookies right now...
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on July 17th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
Srsly. Even though you don't like the big outdoors, I srsly don't remember the last time I got to do something like that - is kinda awesome, and with your family :D

HEE! Katie Bell, the hiking dog! *giggles*
maureen: no power in the versemaureen on July 17th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Okay, well good. One more thing we DON'T have in common (I was starting to get worried our innards had been cloned by aliens or something).

I actually LOVE the outdoors. Your hike looks so peaceful and fun. Something about being out in a setting like that just feeds me spiritually in ways nothing else can. It's like church to me. Church on crack. And it's been a long time since I've taken the time to really play outside like that so thanks for sharing the pics. Even that gave me a little jolt.
rupert_talley: Deer- in glow of sunlight forestrupert_talley on July 17th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Fun. I used to go to Palo Duro alot and ride the horses and some climbing or hiking when I was a kid. I always looked forward to a boring ride on the Monkey train and get an ice cream cone. As an adult I'm like you about outdoors. But looks like the kids had fun. Oh, and a deer! That's not very common especially that close. Cool.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 18th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
People had been feeding that deer, it didn't look well. We told the park Ranger, but who knows what'll happen to it. :(