I headed west for the wedding of a dear friend: my first partner in crime at my first real job. The nature of this job required that we move to a brand-new-to-us city, find a house, establish a network, and jump into 18 hour days for almost 4 months. We emerged from that experience dear friends, and though I later left that job and he continued, we’ve each made an effort to routinely catch the other up on what is happening in our lives. The wedding was beautiful, and despite cross country flights and 1000+ miles of driving, I am glad I could be there to celebrate. I have no pictures to share of the event, as I was too busy enjoying it, and, if the truth must be known, finishing up their pinwheel blanket. I wove in the ends moments before the ceremony.
The remote location of the wedding and the red-eyed nature of my flight created a spectacular opportunity: Lassen Volcanic National Park. I had never even HEARD of Lassen Volcanic National Park. I hit the road early on Sunday and managed to squeeze in two 3-mile hikes and an appropriate amount of oohing, ahhing and roadside reflecting before heading southward to catch my flight. And read. (Didn’t quite get all of that done this week…) A few pictures of my adventure:
More knitting (and new yarn) content soon!
Ah yes, I have heard of the wonders of Lassen, but have never witnessed them myself. When there are hikes to be had and volcanoes to be seen, the reading can wait!
Love Lassen! I took a bevy of not so thrilled middle schoolers there for some hiking and camping…..many, many years ago. But it is amazing. Even more amazing that it is the tail end of the cascades the start way up in canada…..so different down there with all the volcanic stuff going on . Glad to live through you and your adventures. Thanks for blogging. The old knitting circle in the old southwest misses your presence!