Yesterday Brian and I drove to Vantage to take a walk along with the Columbia River. The views were absolutely stunning. Unfortunately there wasn't a walkway like Brian was thinking, but we just walked along the rocks on the coastline. Let me tell you something...next year we will have a boat. I cannot go another year without a boat. If we didn't move out here, we were going to buy one this year. I know, I know...I don't have a job, but I'm not letting that get in the way of my dream :) I love being on the water more than anything. Perhaps that has something to do with growing up an island. I know my friends from home all feel the same way about the water. After our walk, we went to a walking trail that had petrified trees. It's the first time I've come across a "beware of rattlesnakes" sign while hiking. We didn't go too far as we didn't have a snake bite kit or anything. We can't wait to go back. All in all, it was a lot of physical activity for me. I'm not in shape at all, but being out in the wilderness was truly inspiring. After dinner, Brian kept up our date day by going to dinner at our favorite place here, Ellensburg Pasta Company. I'm telling you: it's the best Italian food I've ever had. It's not the cheapest place, so we won't go often, but we have enjoyed the heck out if both times we've eaten there. Back to "fat ass," behavior, we then went and got an ice cream cone. We had heard about a park in town, so we took our ice cream down there, and checked it out. It looks like there are some great walking trails down there. It's right along the Yakima River. The river runs pretty fast, so I'll need to keep Jesse on a leash down there, but I know it's going to be our favorite local spot. And there shouldn't be any rattle snakes down there :) I bought a fitness watch a while ago. I'm going to get that thing figured out tonight, and keep track of my calorie burns, etc.
Today, Sunday, has continued to add to the wonderful weekend. We had our "Weekley Wars" fantasy football draft. It's the first league Cal's been in, and it was the first time Ryne or the AZ Weekley's have been a part of a live draft. Last year we just did an auto draft. The kids, and us adults all had a great time! Oh my, if you could hear the smack talk coming out of my kids, oh and
husband! lol Usually I'm the biggest trash talker, but I think I helped Cal draft a better team than myself. It'll all be good 'ol fashioned fun. Last year Uncle David won, and he had himself a shirt made proclaiming being a champion :)
This is the last week before school starts. It's going to be a crazy, busy week. I still need to get all of their supplies, and get Ryne's P.E. uniform here in town.
On Thursday, we are going over to Spokane to visit my sisters. Friday we are taking the boys to Silver Mountain theme park (and some Vancouver friends may be joining us, also). On Sat, my friend H.P. is going to come out school clothes shopping with us. I really look forward to spending some time with her. It's also the only day that Brooke has off, so we'll make the most of
it. It promises to be a super busy, expensive, but fun week. I'm really looking forward to it.
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.