Sunday, March 23, 2008

Back home again

Spring break was awesome! I wish I could forever have spring breaks! As many of you know it started in Albany, OR for the dog show. I was able to reconnect with many of my cardi friends, not to mention going to a fun Mexican restaurant and having a damn good veggie burrito and a margarita with some of the gang! I was able to get lots of cardi puppy kisses and loves and of course the grand finale was finishing Ash on Sunday! I can't wait for the picture to get here and I'll make sure I post it.
Now that he's a champ, we will take it easy for awhile. Next month I'm doing the delta society training and then evaluations are in June. Fun!
As for the rest of my trip, I headed further north to Seattle and met up with an old friend of mine, Matt. It was so good to see him as I've known him for a long time and he's been thru some rough times. He's all grown up now and doing very well! He plays the stand-up bass, which he has a degree in music for. He's in about 4 bands and works for Hammond Ashley- a violin and bass shop. He is living his dream in music, which is very difficult to do. He also introduced me to the Trailor Park Boys and Ninja Warriors on the geek channel! We laughed alot. I then stayed in a beautiful cabin in Gold Bar, WA at the base of the cascades. It was located on the Skykomish river with a beautiful view of the river and the cascades. I saw deer crossing the river and a few bald eagles from right inside the cabin! The cabin was fully loaded with ammenities such as a hot tub, heated tile floors and a fireplace- actually even had an Ipod player! I was mainly a sloth there as I needed to unwind from my semester, though I did take a short hike to Wallace falls. An impressive almost 300 foot waterfall and then I also drove to Leavenworth, WA. The community has turned the town into a Bavarian village- everything was uniquely designed and apparntly most people are dressed up and in character, but I happened to get there on an off day and instead opted for an Italian dinner.
All in all, I truly enjoy the Seattle area and think I would fit in well there, of course on my drive back I ohed and awed at the Smith River along the 199 and pretty much the rest of the drive from there to my little home in Bayside. I do live in a very magical place and feel very blessed to be here.


Kate said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the picture.

C-Myste said...

We'll convert you from mid-westerner to PN-Westerner yet.

Guppy said...

Did you go to Visconti's for italian? It's sooooo good!

Ash looks rather proud of himself in the lovely cabin!

Traci said...

Sounds like you had an incredible time!!! And some much needed R&R :) Can't wait to see CH Ash's picture!!!! :)

Fox lady said...

Yea! Just got the win pics in the mail. I don't have a scanner so I'll need to go to Kinko's and I may not get there for a few days, but I was laughing when I saw that I needed to mail my payment to Leavenworth, WA!!!!