I thought I’d have a few more delurkers. I’ll forgive you. It was the weekend and spring break and I’ve been a little boring. Really. It’s ok.
Our vacation was fantastic but a little short. Short as in time wise, but also in the bed we slept in. We’re broke so we stayed with some friends and their guest bed is a futon. Futon+6’4″ husband=cranky. Sadly, the futon was the only thing the entire weekend I didn’t take a photo of.
The weekend started with a lovely lunch with Suzanne and the kids. Her children joined us too. We were treated to home made bread, wonderful soups and delicious mac and cheese. The children toured us around the house and took us to see all their animals. Dandy and Chickadee tried to teach the boy to jump off of a giant spool, but my child was having no part of that. He did succeed in rolling around in dirt and goat poop. This was not the last of the animal feces my child would roll about in.
From there we drove south to Sam and Cari’s. They live in a great house on 5 acres out in the Farkleberries. Complete with cat, fish, giant dog that looks like a sheep and a horse. We spent our first evening doing what we always do with Sam and Cari. Drinking and playing cards. This is the couple that we would invent random drinking games with. (consequently, I don’t recommend drinking Uno unless everyone is drinking the same drink. reverse can be a little hazardous.) We added taking stupid photos of each other to the festivities.
Cari had a conference to attend all day Saturday so she abandoned me with a bunch of boys the entire day. We drove around in Sam’s giant truck mowing down up river Skagit county folk. (if by mowing down you mean going to Best Buy and eating Teriyaki then yeah… that)
We did do our “country” duty and visited a farm. The trusty husband had read about this farm and figured since we were within spitting distance we should check it out.
Thus we ventured into the farmland to visit Skagit River Ranch. We browsed through the farm store, bought beef and eggs, pet the dog and had a nice chat with the lady inside. Since we brought along the token child she asked the guy in the egg room if he had any baby chicks. No, but he did have a baby goat. Close enough.
I took the child to the potty for the second time and come out to find myself abandoned in the Toolies on a farm. Come to find out the guy from the egg room is George the owner. He took the trusty husband and Sam back to the garage to get the goat. Out come my husband and Sam carrying a 6 week old goat. And to think I didn’t get a photo of that either.
We pet the goat, talked to George and the boy rolled around in some more animal feces. Good time was had by all. Although my truck still smells like chicken shit.
Since we went all the way to Skagit County to see flowers we did the token daffodil field photos. Tulips aren’t blooming yet so we might take a trip in a few weeks when they start.
We spent Saturday night again drinking and playing more cards and taking more stupid photos of each other. Oddly, the majority of the stupid photos are of me.
Sunday found us packing up a little early and stopping by the outlet mall. I slobbered over some handbags and bought the child a few things.
All in all it was a great weekend. Not exactly relaxing, but fun. There were too many photos to link so here they all are in a slide show.