If you want to see more photos, leave me a comment and I will send you a link to Jim's photos on Kodak Gallery.
Trying for that perfect reflection shot... I tried a lot!
Tucker at Slide Rock Arch.
Wandering through the Narrows of Buckskin Gulch.
The intrepid explorers!
Now in other news:We are having glorious fall weather here. I may ride my bike to school tomorrow! And this great weather is supposed to continue through next week.
I received wonderful news today at school. I won a $250 scholarship for my PE program. This scholarship comes from a local law firm, one of those that advertises, "If you were hurt in an accident. . . " During the NFL football season, this law firm gives away 10 $250 classroom scholarships each week as a promotion with the Buffalo Bills (who, by the way, are off to a 2-0 start!). Teachers can enter this drawing each week by filling out an on-line form. Pretty easy! And today I got the call that my name had been pulled in this week's draw! The amazing part is that I have now won this scholarship 3 out of the last 4 years!
I've been knitting away on my New York State Sheep and Wool festival sweater. The pattern is fairly easy and it is on fairly large needles so I am please with my progress thus far. This sweater is knit with 2 yarns, one a regular worsted weight yarn and the other a mohair boucle. Both yarns are dyed with the same variegations of purples. Maybe I will take a progress picture so you can see how it is coming and cheer me on!
I bought a new vacuum tonight. Corey took my old canister vacuum from the basement so I replaced it with another low end Sears canister. The old vacuum was indeed old, I got it when we first got married. We've duct taped the hose in a couple of places and one of the wheels cracked and fell off, but it still worked. Since I had such good luck with one low end Sears vacuum, I decided to go with another one. This new one is not fancy, it just sucks (in a good way, for a vacuum).
Corey's former track coach, Chad, called us tonight to say, "Thanks" for the baby gifts. He and his wife Jamie, just had a beautiful little girl, named Olivia, who was the recipient of the baby sweater and blanket I just finished knitting. It was good to talk to him and hear all about his little girl!
I made an apple crisp tonight, using the apples that I picked after school last Monday. We haven't eaten it yet, I hope it tastes as good as it smells!
Time to knit.
Hope all is well.