Sunni didn't want to miss out on a visit with Dan & Honey & family while she was here from Spain, so after the others left we went on a road trip! The drive was beautiful and the visit was a blast. We watched the kids in swimming lessons, floated the river near their house and made a day trip to Stevens' Lake. We finished up with a visit to Dragons Hollow where they have the world's fastest carousel - at least that is what it seemed like to us!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
We had such a great time having Sunni here from Spain, Chris and Rachel & family here from NC and Carson and Deena here from Kansas. Sunshine, water, good food, laughing and visiting. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to have Dan and Honey and their family here with us.
Monday, August 24, 2009
P.s. That book "Staying Home" you started reading here is actually really good, like you were saying. It gets very political very fast. It makes me feel extremely guilty about shopping at places like Costco where the oranges come from Chili. There is nothing wrong with Chili, but the book is all about supporting your local economy and local farmers. Did you know that the food an average American eats has been handled 22 times before you eat it and that 90% of Americans have no idea where their food comes from. It really got me going probably because we bought 5 acres with the idea of a big garden and orchard and chickens, etc. so this book got me all excited. I think some of the programs going on out there to get people to buy more local products are great. We just need more programs like that. And we need more awareness. If anyone wants to read a good book and do something great for their community and theirself, read this book.