Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
...but it was really a stop-over shelter for people heading thru Colorado on the stagecoach. Not much of a home, but something about it caught my attention... Maybe the fact that I would have to bend in half to get through the front door...? Regardless, it was a neat little discovery along the way.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Amazing. The entire trip was completely amazing. From rides in the meadows to crazy, white-knuckle heights, the trip was more than we could have hoped for. Below is the barn and horsie area. They have 23 horses and we pretty much got to choose a different horse each day. I still miss my Cadillac (pictured above.)
This is BB (short for Black Beauty) -- he was a rock hopper - bounds right up the mountains!
There were definitely times when I didn't like to look over the edge to see what was below. As you can see, it was a pretty big drop.
We rode every day, for upwards of 5 hours each day. The last day we got to go to the rodeo in Steamboat Springs. I almost got taken out by this nasty bull when I was trying to take a photo. Here, I keep my distance.
I'll post a link to the photo album once I go through them all. It's hard to take photos while riding, so be prepared for lots of photos of horses' butts!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
All I wanted was a bottle of apple juice... So i go to the register at my local gas station/Dunkin' and go to purchase my juice. It's a normal transaction until the clerk burps onto the back of his hand. He stands there, pauses, thinks, swallows. And says, "Oh. Wow. Breakfast burp.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Next stop: Kimballs. As if we weren't full enough. But it's just so close... and it's always good to walk around after a meal... and it's nice to support local businesses...
Kimballs is a prime people-watching venue. And goat and rooster watching. And people-trying-to-pet-the-rooster-watching. Sorry, I didn't take a photo of that. But I did take a photo of Kendall.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
OK, maybe there's no farmer in the dell, but there's a bunch of farmers on Westford Common, and it's my new favorite place to go on Tuesday afternoons. With all the traditional beans and greens, there are also numerous samples to behold. My favorites, of course, are all the sweet jams and cookies. (I meant to take a photo of the delicious maple cookies, but I ate them.)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Peaks Island, Maine
Do I have to mention that I'm pretty sure I know the sender of this e-mail?! Regardless, it was a nice boost! Thanks, SG! :) www.lowellsun.com Go ahead... you know you wanna....!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I am especially fond of the "Beastie Brush" in the bottom of the photo. Can't say I own a "Beastie Brush" but I think I want one. Just so I can say, "First we use the curry comb... then we use the BEASTIE BRUSH!"
Anyhow, with brushes in every color of the rainbow, and buckets shaped like hearts, I just love that place. Remember being 12 and finding a really good sticker store? You could spend hours deciding over Mrs. Grossmans, Boynton, and Sandylion? Yeah, that same feeling.
Tankee of course had to muscle his way onto the DIVAN as well. My little tiger camouflaged in the jungle. Can you spy a sleepy bulldog??
Actually, just for the record, I looked up DIVAN in the dictionary: di·van1 /dɪˈvæn, -ˈvɑn or, esp. for 1, ˈdaɪvæn/ [di-van, -vahn or, esp. for 1, dahy-van] –noun 1. a sofa or couch, usually without arms or back, often usable as a bed. Now we know.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Having the time of her life? Or experiencing severe pain? You decide.
Brushing up on our history, we visited the village common. A little fact from the history buffs: Ashburnham was originally made up of the lands granted to officers and soldiers of a 1690 expedition to Canada. It was called the Plantation of Dorchester-Canada until it was incorporated in 1765.
UGH! What a sight to behold at 6:30 am! Dena, my walking buddy, and I were minding our own business on the track, when this should appear. And what's worse is that he was running at a rapid pace and kept lapping us, forcing us to view the brevity of his outfit. While the iPhone doesn't do its best work while the photographer is shaking with laughter, you get the idea. NOT PRETTY! (Dena, this one is for you.)
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Mister Ed (aka Oliver) wishes he could come. Doesn't he look like he's saying "Take meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" OK, maybe not.
Or a pair of Leominster's finest?
Today, the office gang took lunch outside at Sara's new place. It was a treat to sun ourselves on the deck enjoy one of summer's first really nice days. Below, Suzi and Shelby delicately dip their toes in the water while Sarah plays lifeguard.
I, on the other hand, barged right in. (The skirt, however, was a bit of a hindrance.)
After my rigorous exercise, it was off to the outdoor shower.