Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Distracted, In A Good Way

By this girl...on the right.
She and her two sisters conspired together (first time ever I think) and she came up from California for a surprise visit. That is my oldest daughter on the right and my youngest on the left. My middle daughter didn't join us for this expedition. I knew nothing until I pulled in my driveway and saw her. Well, of course, I cried. I was surprised and very happy and so pleased that they would do such a nice thing. I am still weepy...while I am writing about it!
So from the fifteenth until yesterday, all we did was the basic care of farm and animals. She jumped in and helped. So she could play with the goats, chickens and geese babies. She also went horse back riding for about a second. She's not one for heights and heaven forbid she should be six feet in the air on top of my horse! Her sister's boyfriend who has never been on or around horses rode around the farm a couple of times with her and seemed fairly at ease with it all.

When we weren't playing farmer, we went exploring. We went all the way to the most northern part of the contiguous United States. Beautiful! The water is just crazy colored. Something I would have expected from tropical places.
It's not the best shot, but I didn't want to slip off and FEEL the water! Or the bumps all the way down.

This is the other side of the trail...which was mostly...
It was fun. I ran out of breath several times on the way back, because it was all uphill, and I am way of shape for hiking. The drive home was fun/long. We stopped at a little restaurant called Pat's Place. It's on an Indian Reservation for the Makah Indians. We had seen a sign for the restaurant driving out to where we hiked, that said Fry Bread. Well, none of us wanted to pass that up. We had Indian Tacos, which were to die for. and made friends with the cook to boot. He was a very nice man with a fabulous sense of humor, which is good for us, because we are usually cutting up about one thing or another and we can get a little boisterous when we are together. He had as much fun as we did I think! Then the next day when we were back home, who did we run into, but the cook and the restaurant owner, Pat! (This is something, because our little drive was about three hours out there!) They had come into town for provisions for the restaurant. So we stopped and chatted with them for a few minutes. It's fun making new friends.

Back on the farm all is quiet. Yesterday, I took my girl to the airport, to return to San Francisco. Boo! I missed her as soon as I dropped her off. Then drove the long way home (2-1/4 hours) wishing we had just one more day. Today she called me and told me she got this job she had been hoping for, so she won't be back in July. Good news/Bad news kind of thing...I love that she got her job. She's been workng per diem for a long while now. She can breath a little easier and we will see her in September when we go down there.

So, that was my weekend! Nothing got done, but I'm happy about it this time! 
Wishing you a great week!


Rachaeldaisy said...

It all sounds like such a fun visit with beautiful places, delicious food and good times. The time will fly by and it'll soon be September for the next visit.

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh there nothing better than a visit from a daughter. And What a Joy that she is independent and has a new job. Love the picture of the creek - beautiful water!

Teresa in Music City said...

It sounds like you had a marvelous visit with your daughter! How delighted to have her surprise you like that!!!