Last week I went on a mini vacation with my parents to Joseph, OR. What a gorgeous, gorgeous town! My family has been there several times and they just rave about it, but this was the first time I was able to come along and it definitely did not disappoint. Cutest little community, waaaaay out in the middle of nowhere with the sweetest local people and a rich history. One of the main attractions of the area is a tram that goes up Mt. Howard (with a little restaurant at the top. Get the cobbler.) You ride up with the most amazing view and then you get to explore the mountain trails at the top. Such an amazing experience. I could have stayed up there for years. My only regret is that I didn't take Paige, she would have loved it! Maybe in the spring. :O)
Do you remember that book, Heidi? Of course you do. I have to confess that I never really understood her attachment to her mountain home. I mean, there wasn't even a Target. And I've hiked mountains before, but this time was a little different. Looking down from the top, life just seemed so small. And I kind of wanted to just stay. Isn't it so beautiful??
While I was there, my mom taught me how to crochet. Or...reminded me how? She taught me when I was little, but it's been about 20 years. :O) Then she taught Paige, so the two of us have been crocheting fools lately. So fun!! Paige made like, infinity little bracelets and has been selling them to make money for an American Girl Doll. Which, by the way, I totally told my husband I wanted for Christmas. (They brought back Samantha! I MUST have her!!)
This post has ADD. :O)
Anyway, the mountains were so refreshing. I really needed that. Although, it turns out that 10 hours of riding in a car provides ample time to consider the fact that I am now the youngest of three, and not four. Not that I expected the daily breaking of my heart to take a hiatus when I crossed the state line.
Well, goodnight friends. I love you.