Hubby is winding up a week long vacation but is still a bit stressed. Now I'm stressed because his being stressed stresses me out. In between shifts (I'm a crossing guard at a local elementary school) I suggested that we run off to check out the recent and local snowfall.
We had originally hoped to go as far as a friends cabin which really wasn't all that far but to no avail. The roads were still blocked off and covered with snow. Instead we made a detour to Oak Glen, Los Rios Ranch to be specific.
A casual cruise and a half hour away from home, we felt like we were in another world. We
This was my first time here after a snowfall. How strange and beautiful to see what is normally green fields and apple trees.
Layered in snow now, this field is the site of old western movies on hot summer nights.
Here is the link to their list of Special Events. Apple Butter festivals, Cowboy Chuckwagons, Down Home Gospel Nights. If you live even remotely nearby and the sound of events like a "Currier and Ives Christmas" make you all fuzzy inside, you'll have to wait till next year. The "Currier and Ives Christmas" nights are all sold out for 2008!
Another ranch, Riley's Farm, holds civil and revolutionary war reenactments. Alpacas are also raised in the area. Next time around I'll have to check them look see.
If I remember correctly you can pick your own apples in the fall. Which reminds me. Somebody stop me before I do this again:
Fresh apple pie and hot apple cider. I overdosed on sugar and apples. Let me tell you, I was snoring by the time we pulled up to our house. It took all I could muster to cross the kids during my afternoon shift. Boy did I crash!
Before I crashed:
I'm wearing a knitted flapper style cloche that I'm just goofy about. I found it in the wonderful Etsy shop, Granny's Boutique.
What's up with that? My pictures are suddenly uploading all crooked. Hmmm.
Here is something that I wasn't aware of. It appears that Mayor Villaraigosa wants to plop power lines across the valley. How nice, and I do mean that sarcastically. Hey! Note how the top of this poster is chopped off at the top? My husband took this photo. This was after I gave him the camera with loving "Knock yourself out." This was also after he had been critiquing my photo taking. "You're too close. You're too far. You're supposed to zoom in." Yes dear. And you took photography classes when??? I haven't shared this with him yet. I can't wait.
A grand afternoon was had by all. The grouchies and stress disappeared from both of us and I got to sleep like a snow baby on the way home. Darn it. We forgot to bring a freash apple pie home with us.