Camping was awesome! We went to a place just off of Lake Cle Elum. I believe this area is actually under water when the water level is high. We had tons of room, and we were right at the water's edge. The water was FREEZING though, so no swimming for us. However, the weather was absolutely perfect for hanging out. We got to try out our new tent, which worked perfectly, and I wasn't even too cold at night. Also, I mastered the art of peeing outside-something I have never been very good at.
Also, Whiskey had something ELSE happen to him... :) All of a sudden, he started walking around with his tail straight down, but he seemed to be acting normal. Today, same thing-acting normal, running, swimming etc, but had his tail down. I thought maybe he broke his tail (only MY dog, of course), but Matt remembered reading something about "Cold Tail Syndrome". I guess sometimes "working dogs" can get this when they go into really cold water and for other random reasons. Well of course Whiskey was having the TIME OF HIS LIFE when we got to the camping site, he swam in the water like 48 times in the first 10 minutes. The water was FREAKING COLD, but that never seems to affect him. It wasn't until later that he started with the tail tuck. So weird. Thank God Matt thought of it as being a possibility or I would be getting more xrays again!
See how straight down his tail is?? He looks so sad, but seemed to still have fun!
On an unrelated note: This random man came over to us while we were hanging out with his Potato Gun and a growler of beer. He wanted to show us his gun in case we heard it from afar. It was soooo weird! He gave us all a turn with the gun and also let us have some of his beer.
Chris/ty: Matt got a pipe and enjoyed it while sitting at the campfire-we thought of you!
Amanda and Bryan. Can you tell we got a little sun??
Whiskey in his happy place on his bed
Another straight tail picture
When we were getting ready to get into the tents at night, we kept hearing something huge in the water which was right next to our tent. I was really freaked out and thought that maybe they were large fish jumping. Then we thought that maybe the Potato Gun Man was shooting his potatoes a little too close to us. This morning we figured that maybe they were large frogs that we must've spooked. I get spooked easily too!
I have cooked many of her recipes and have loved every single one! I made this Shrimp Quesadilla last night and it was delicious!! http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/09/quesadillas-de-camarones/ I used a bag of frozen pre-cooked and pre-shelled shrimp, and just heated them in a skillet with taco sauce. I needed no other spices to make this good!
I also plan on making the Tres Leche cake tomorrow. For what?! No reason. Just to make a cake. Because I can. And I have the ingredients. Yay!
On another note, Matt's brother Bry got engaged last weekend to Amanda-yay!! We all went out to dinner after their scavenger hunt!
We were fortunate enough to go see the Broadway play Wicked this afternoon! It was just as good as everyone said it would be! The actors were impressive, to say the least. They were all incredible performers and singers, and the storyline was awesome. If you don't know, it's like a side story to the original Wizard of Oz, featuring the witches as opposed to Dorothy. GO SEE IT!
Yesterday we went tailgating at the Husky game, then went to the Knarr Bar on the Ave to watch it. We were going to try to get tickets but we decided against it because we had at least 5 people to get tickets for, and we would have probably been separated-boo. We did have a good time at the Knarr though...it's always an interesting experience :) Despite the loss, the Husky game was awesome and did not disappoint. We are very excited for this season as they seem to be looking good!
It is raining SO hard right now and my dog is desperate for some exercise and attention. So Matt has been trying to chase him around the house since we've been home. I can hear them upstairs right now playing fetch.
Thank the Lord for low census at work! I would have normally had to work this whole weekend, but I put my name on the list and got lucky! Yay for not having to go to work when you're supposed to!