Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chasing the Sun

Park at the Benton City turnoff.
We got out for an early morning drive today about 7:00 a.m.  There was clear blue sky when we first woke up but by the time we got in the car, clouds were rolling in so we decided to point the car towards blue sky and sun which took us out towards Vantage and on over to Othello and then home. 

There were not too many exciting things to photograph but I did snap a couple for fun and free!  Missy came with us and because it's still early in the season and a bit chilly,  (hence, no other people) we were able to let her walk off-lead and she really loved that. She could stop and sniff every bush without us tugging at her collar. Such freedom!

"Tumbleweed Gene"
Gene "hearts" tumbleweeds. He couldn't help but pick one up today and show it to me.  They are everywhere on the trail so Missy and I had to blaze our own trails.

There are stories on the internet about people making a fortune sending tumbleweeds to folks in Japan. I guess they probably would be quite a novelty if you didn't have any of them where you live. I guess? A little trivia: Gene  recently told me that driving over a tumbleweed and having it get caught under your car engine can be hazardous as it can catch on fire. Yikes! 

And, when we got home, Mr. Kitty was looking to see if we brought him anything. I've never seen him get in my purse before but the headphone wires were just too much to resist. Then he found a bag of tea to toss out of my purse. If you're wondering why he's on the table ... it's because we live in an animal-friendly house. There is no training this cat.

That's it for today. I'm going to go plug in the 7th episode of "Mad Men" and take a break from this busy Sunday.  Hope you have a lovely one, wherever you are!

love, susan


  1. I miss road trips...when I lived in the lower 48 a road trip was easy to take. Not the same up here with things so far apart. I love you blog!!

  2. Love the moody sky. Beautiful photo. :)

    I can't wait to hit the open road this summer! As soon as the snow melts and green-up comes, the tarp comes off the camper.


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