I am happy to share with you that we have returned safe and sound to the farm!
I'll bet you didn't even know we were going away.
I know, I was really sneaky about it.
So.....here's the story:
Last Saturday we boarded a plane (Hubbs, me, Amanda and Tim, Andy and Ashley, and Ryan)...
destination: Sedona, Arizona for a week's family adventure vacation.
Sadly, Tyler and his Mommy could not join us on this trip. (Next time, Jenn!)
Although I missed the farm and our animals, we had a blast.
The animals were well cared for by our friends Jim and Kathy.
The dogs had a live-in sitter, Kelley...who takes the best care of them...
even reads them a bed time story!
We stayed in a beautiful canyon, ate our fair share of Tex/Mex,
and filled our days with non-stop action.
|Amanda, waiting to tackle the next obstacle.|
Flagstaff Extreme (a treetop ropes obstacle course),
|Me, finishing an obstacle.|
where we climbed...
|Andy and Ashley, climbing higher to the next level|
walked on tight ropes...
(yes, that's me 50 feet in the air on a tight rope!)
flew across the sky on zip lines...
and completely exhausted ourselves for 4 hours.
|Hubbs, navigating the "bridge".|
That evening our Andy proposed to his Ashley.
|The proposal took place in a lovely restaurant...just the two of them.|
This picture was taken the next day.
Luckily for all of us, she said yes!
(We are so happy at the prospect of having Ashley join our family!)
We later toasted their engagement on a sunset hike to the top of a mountain,
|Amanda and Tim|
|Ryan and Hubbs|
where we sat and watched the sun sink into the western Arizona horizon...
turning the mountains a beautiful deep rust as it set.
Monday we took a Segway tour...
up and down the hills of Sedona.
We also took an extreme jeep tour of the rocks and hills.
Getting "up close and personal" views of the countryside.
We swam at the pool,
played tennis and croquet,
hiked and mountain biked.
Late in the week we drove to the Grand Canyon and took a mule ride
to the Abyss overlook.
These are just a few of the highlights.
The week was crammed full of fun.
But the best part of all, was coming back home to the farm again.
Taking a vacation during Spring gives me the opportunity to be
here on the farm for all of the most important time of year...
The garden is growing like crazy and we are now eating lettuce, spinach,
kale, chard, radishes, and scallions.
Very soon we will be inundated with fresh veggies.
Happy Memorial Day to you all!
I will be back tomorrow with more tails from the farm...
as we return to the ebb and flow of daily life on the farm.
It's great to be home!