19 March 2013

Vacation Pics

It's snowing today. A LOT. But who wants to see photos of that?

I know, I know. Why would you visit a Maine blog in the wintertime if you did NOT want to see photos of snow?

We're supposed to get 10-14 inches, but so far there are only a couple of inches out there. Bring on the heavy snow this afternoon and I'll post snow photos tomorrow.

But until then, this is what I saw/did on my winter vacation...

This is my brother and his fabulous girlfriend, as we sat in their cozy home and had homemade Thai Coconut soup for dinner. It was so fun, so relaxing, and yes, I got the recipe. :)

And here I am with my mom and her little dog. (It's not really a dog - it's just a magical fluffy toy that breathes and barks and poops).

And this is a shot I got of Mount Hood as I flew out of Portland. Understand that this was after a week straight of clouds and rain. We flew up out of town and lo and behold, there was the sun - and the mountain in all it's snowy glory.

From there it was on to sunny Phoenix where my son and I took in a softball game (upper 70s, dontcha know).

I went walking in the desert - nothing but blue skies and cacti out there.

My son took me to a shooting range so I could finally be the badass that I've always envisioned myself to be.

And here he is with his lovely girlfriend. Notice the pair of flip-flops on the floor behind them. Yes - that makes my heart skip a little beat. Wearing flip-flops in the wintertime. What's not to like about that??

When I left Phoenix to fly to upstate New York, I fell asleep before the plane took off. But I woke up an hour later to a spectacular view of the snow-covered Rockies in Colorado. In fact, I saw my favorite mountains - the Sangre de Cristo range, which overlook the tiny town of Westcliffe. What a treat!

When I got to New York, it was cloudy, cold, and nearly dark. But I found my way to the campus and gathered up my youngest daughter and one of her friends. I told them I'd take them anywhere they wanted to go for dinner. Here is what they chose.

The golden arches won out over everything else in town.

Ok, off to take photos of the snow. It's been falling for hours and should be falling for many more if the forecasters are correct.

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