The apple trees were blooming along the walk, and smelled so good! This was the last picture we took before it started raining on us, then we walked back. Luckily, J. had brought raincoats for us. Cocoa didn't mind getting wet, and by the time she was dry back home, she was all soft from the fresh rain.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
We got a late start so we ate lunch before the beginning of the walk. We had veggie hot dogs and chips, and Cocoa got Frosty Paws doggie ice cream, all provided by the walk sponsors for free.
Look, it's a baby buffalo! Just kidding. But his name really is Tatanka, which means "buffalo," if you'll remember your Dances With Wolves trivia. He was very sweet and calm. And big!
These ladies had a snake and a lizard-y thing. It was their first time on the walk and they surprised it was mostly doggies walking.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
I think you can figure out most of these details, except maybe the photo of the young woman. Hint: small houses, prairies, writer. And the body on NM at the bottom is duh, an alien! From Roswell, of course. For Colorado, I chose two factories you can tour: the Celestial Seasonings Tea company, and Hammond's Candies. I've been on the CS tour, that was really fun. But then I love factory tours.
Just sent these off yesterday for a swap. The funny photo on the Kansas card is from the annual Pancake Throwing Race, started in the 1500's in a city in England, and taken up in Kansas in the 1950s. Kinda weird but funny, it originated from a story about a woman who was cooking on her griddle when the call came to go to church and confess her sins. She ran out of the house, griddle in hand, to get to church on time. So now people do this silly race and they have to carry a frying pan with them! I don't think they have to have pancakes as well, but this photo is great. In the Oklahoma card, there's a pecan pie (my favorite) signifying the largest pecan pie ever made (created in OK), and the funny beaver statue is holding a giant cowchip to signify the world cowchip throwing contest in Beaver, OK.