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Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

What a long weekend! Saturday morning we met the family up at Mt. Charleston for a day of fun. We had a picnic, did a lot of walking, and sat around a campfire roasting marshmallows and just shooting the breeze. The morning started out a bit cold, even for Mt. Charleston - clouds and rain threatened our day for a bit, but they quickly moved on and we were there pretty much the whole day.

Here's a family photo:

This was Madison's first time roasting marshmallows, and as you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed the experience:

Sunday was a chill day. I'd been talking recently about how I'd evolved out of hay fever with my allergies, and the pollen Gods got a bit pissed, I believe. I've had a stuffy nose and itchy eyes since Saturday, and on Sunday I just didn't feel like doing much. Madison and I have started watching the Harry Potter movies - I'm a big fan of the series, and decided to watch them with Madison when she showed some interest to one of the movies while flipping through channels. We made it through the third movie today - and while there are certainly pieces of the films Madison doesn't quite grasp at her age, she still really enjoyed them (and thinks Harry Potter is the bomb diggety).

When we were on our way to Mt. Charleston on Saturday, we passed the Sawmill Trailhead in the Lee Canyon area. When I checked it out online, I discovered it is a scenic, yet easy loop trail, and decided Madison and I would do it this morning (despite my allergy issues). Wow, it was beautiful up there! It was a very easy trail to do through the woods, and there were so many beautiful wildflowers blooming... and although I couldn't smell the fresh air, I could feel it. Some of the views were breathtaking! Here's a couple of pictures from our hike:

Check out more photos from the weekend here.

How was your weekend, Internet?
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Barbara(aka Layla) said...

What a fantasitc weekend you guys had!!!! I have to tell you this: I clicked the family photo to make it larger and it only showed the top half in my window at first so I did not see you in the pic. My eyes immediately went to the total hunk on the far left and I wondered who the hottie was, Then I scrolled down and saw you and Maddy and figured it out. Hee hee.

Vegas Princess said...

I think I may need to check out that trail, looks like a lot of fun! Glad you had a wonderful time and now I want some roasted marshmallows, maybe some s'mores. :)

Fred said...

The photos are great, Lora. I wish we had scenery like that around here. We had a traditional BBQ on Sunday, then chilled on Monday with the kids coming and going.