Yes, it has been a while, hasn't it? I must have been distracted!
We're still here in DC and I'll try to catch up with a few events. This week, we have pictures from the beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. We visited in April and the gardens were bursting with tulips! A lovely place, with gargoyles, statuary, a winery... we plant to return in the Fall.
Here are a few images, I still can't figure out how to make them line up! There are a few more photos as always, accessible via the title link above.
Well, I think we're about to break some snowfall records here in DC. The official measurement is only 16", but that's at Reagan National Airport, along the Potomac. Some of us had more - around here it was 24 - 27 inches, a lot for this area! John's been off work since Friday afternoon, and probably won't go back until Thursday at the soonest. The buses aren't running, and many roads are difficult if not impossible. We dug out our car on Sunday and made a quick run to the store this morning. They were getting a little low on some things, but we found plenty of food to get us through the next couple of days. We're supposed to get another 10 - 20 inches tonight & tomorrow. Yikes!
So, we've spent some fun times getting together with the neighbors, sharing food and playing games, it's nice to have some forced relaxation. As long as our power stays on it's okay...
more pictures of snowy things.... click on the title link above...
Happy February! Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow so we're going to have six more weeks of winter. We hope you west coasters don't get too much more rain!
Here are a few pictures of our wintery view from earlier this week, it's so pretty when it's new and fresh.
The weatherman says we're expecting a much larger storm to hit tomorrow with lots of snow!
They're calling for 12 to 24 inches - somewhat unusual for this part of the country where a couple of inches is standard, but we've stocked up on groceries (& wine!) and we're planning an indoor weekend. This is all new for me, I've never lived in snow country so it's still enough of a novelty to be fun. At least for now.
Hope you all stay warm and cozy 'til Spring arrives...
So, after a 10 day delay due to colds/flu/bronchitis, we finally made it to California, just in time for Christmas. It was wonderful to see as many friends & family as we did, considering the short time, but we missed a few friends and hope to catch up when we return in the spring. We also drove to Phoenix to visit Sara, Coy, Brooklyn & Mason, then flew back to DC on New Years Eve.
Want to see more pictures? Just click on the Christmas 2009 title above.
Best wishes to everyone for a safe, healthy & happy New Year!
After our Tucson adventures we stopped in Phoenix (Surprise, AZ) to see Sara, Coy and family. We had a wonderful but too short visit then we were off to Irvine for a friend's wedding. We stayed that night on the Queen Mary in Long Beach - a fun thing to do once, maybe.
Just a few pictures (in the title link above) from Wildlife World Park in Arizona, where we spent a few hours with Brooklyn and Mason before our flight to California. The others are from the Long Beach area and the Queen Mary.
We spent a few days in late September in Tucson/Phoenix while John attended a conference. The hotel was great - set in the west Tucson hills, with views of the city and acres of surrounding desert.
I drove up to Phoenix to see Sara and family for a night, then came back and spent a morning hiking in Tucson Mountain Park with my brother Tom. We arrived back at the hotel just before it got impossibly hot (my opinion), but the scenery was worth every step, and the cold beer that followed helped immensely.
Here are a few pictures from that morning walk, if you want to see additional pictures click the title link above. Next up, Long Beach...