Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sophie wanted a rainbow birthday so I had to try to make Cicilys' famous rainbow cake.
I wanted to do cake first I was really nervous about how it would look. But it totally looks like a rainbow.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Passing up a trip to Tokyo was well worth it, getting to see Lachelle and Manasseh was super. Only great friends let you take over their apartment asking little in return, Manasseh the checks in the mail what is the total now.... $20,000?
My favorite was wondering around Central Park with Peter our blood boiling and faces melting. But the trees and beauty blew me away and how despite the heat EVERYONE is outside doing things... tennis, walking dogs, and just walking.
The food....Oh the food! This is nothing compared to the banana pudding or carrot cake donut. And that black and white cookie.
This is a view from the Highline, its an old train track above ground that they have turned into an urban walkway. New York has really figured out how to take advantage of their limited space and utilize old infrastructure. They are turning an old shipping dock under the Brooklyn Bridge into a wave pool!
Peter is a real task master when it comes to the museum viewings. We spent over 7 hours in the Met I thought I was going to die. Here is Peter at the Guggenheim, I think we were here for 2 hours which was the shortest amount of time spent in a museum on this trip.
Lady Liberty was beautiful but surprisingly small. Interesting fact about the Statue of Liberty the copper is actually only the thickness of 2 pennies.
My first Broadway plays, Wicked and Promises, Promises. Unfortunately for me I'm short which means that no seat is a good seat. I'm too prideful to use a booster.
Lachelle and Manasseh were able to take us to the Natural History Museum it just made me want to go the the zoo. But here is Peter and Manasseh admiring dinosaur bones or as Manasseh calls them "lies".
Never pay to go to the Empire State building, because I promise it is not as glamorous and romantic as Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks make it appear. After a series of rope mazes and lines for elevators we finally got to the top. It was not worth the wait, but I'm glad I did it.
Thanks you cousin Niki for getting us into a Capitol tour it really made the trip. We also saw the Smithsonian, Holocaust museum, Air and Space, and many monuments like Lincoln Memorial were I was able to sit on Honest Abe's lap. However, I was a little disappointed to find out that the Mall wasn't an actual mall for me to do all my shopping.
Heidi and Bryan thanks for letting us come visit. Next time we know look across the street before you assume your car has been stolen, so logical DC.
I thought I was going to dry up and die right there in Arlington Cemetery it was so hot. I about gave up and lay down in the grass but got really nervous of Peter leaving me behind and heading back to Brooklyn without me. Saying goodbye is never easy just check out this face. Goodbye boy and girl cat Langtimm.
Saying goodbye is never easy just check out this face. Goodbye boy and girl cat Langtimm. I will miss the middle of the night wake ups.
Monday, August 9, 2010
The Dangerfords finally made it to Montana Peter is now on board to move there as soon as possible
Montana was awhile ago but here you go....
Finally, able to get the new car out on the road this is were she got her new name, White Fang, she was such a trooper going up and down Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The bridge where I lived those many summers ago
I really wanted Peter to hike the Highline Trail but unfortunately it was closed due to the snow. So we hiked Hidden Lake which was covered in snow too but its not on a mountain face so if you fall you don't die.
This is why it's called avalanche
I really needed to hike Mt. Brown and I knew it was hard but 6000 ft in 6 miles is a lot harder than it sounds. Especially when your in a crunch for time and you run out of water and you get blisters and.....
Peter collecting water for the hike back down. He thought we would get sick from this run off but Glacier didn't disappoint me everything is better than Gilbert water.
Iceberg Lake is one of my favorite hikes in the park and it kinda blew Peters mind. Peter got in to everybody of water even the iceburg filled ones. I got in ankle deep and I thought I feet were going to fall off.
I loved showing Peter everything that makes me love Montana
like the Peak Cafe and its pie
St. Mary Lake, Wild Horse Island and Paramount Mt.
the wide open spaces
Lake Josephine and the tiny rocks that create its shore
the view from Many Glacier deck
the continental divide
laying on this beach and swimming in this water