A Weekend Get-Away
A while back, my sweet friend Brenda asked if I would like to join her for a free weekend in a cabin in Central Oregon.
Here's the thing, folks: as a life-long, self-proclaimed adventure seeker who also happens to be currently unemployed and broker-than-broke, I will pretty much never say no to a free weekend. Anywhere.*
So last Friday, we piled four adults, one fetus (Brenda's, not mine), an extremely well-behaved dog, and an obscene amount of stuff into a Subaru and headed for Black Butte.
|Brenda and I squished into the backseat. You can kind of see the tower of stuff behind us. Not pictured is the dog, who was somewhere in between us.|
|Our view going through the pass. And yes, that is a Sasquatch air freshener.|
|I can't resist a good ladder.|
|View from the top.|
|(^) Settlers of Catan. |
I have many friends who are borderline-obsessed with this game. Now, after playing it myself, I add this to my list of things I can judge people for liking.**
|My dream is to have my very own fireplace someday.|
The next morning, we woke to SNOW!
|Loading the cars took just short of forever.|
|Attempting to use the bathrooms at the snow park was an adventure in and of itself. Totally snowed in.|
|Brenda took one step into what appeared to be packed snow, and promptly sunk to her waist.|
|For those who were fortunate to own water-resistant snow pants, there was epic sledding to be had.|
|Although not everyone was too excited about it. This is Fiona. And this is also my favorite picture from the entire trip. I wish I looked that cute when I'm miserable. Instead I look like this:|
Don't worry, though, I know the best way to cheer up a snot-nosed, tearful, frozen 3 year old:
All in all, it was a most wonderful weekend filled with rich conversation, copious laughter, tons of dancing, games, music, cozy fires, delicious food, and new (to me) friends.
Oh and I even managed to squeeze in a little bit of much-needed quiet time with Jesus up in the tower:
So there you have it: my random little weekend getaway.
|Black Butte, in all her glory.|
**Also on the list: "The Goonies," snowboarding, hookah, those virtual rides they sometimes have at amusement parks, pet guinea pigs, and Pâté.