Thursday, June 30, 2011

it's the final countdown, da na na nah...da na na na nah...

until sisters are together again!

  Do you feel as awkward as I do looking at this picture? There is just too much to point out. 
 To start: Bangs. Glasses. Boy?

Lucky for me, Rach and her new hubby have a wedding to attend in Portland and we will have them for the long holiday weekend! Let the fun and inevitable awkwardness begin!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

peacock sightings

While driving from La Grande to Union, OR, to see an old LDS Chapel that Matt wanted to show me, we drove by this old hotel and checked it out. A famous bronze sculptor works here and restored the place. It is called Hot Lake Springs because the surrounding lakes are natural hot springs with a temperature of 208 degrees!

As we were walking up to the hotel, this peacock walked passed us. It was awesome.
208 degrees!
Matt wanted to steal the baby peacocks and raise them as our own.
These 2 were loud and walked everywhere together.
A unique and uncommon look for a LDS Chapel, built in 1904.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

vancouver farmer's market

We were pleasantly surprised by the large Farmer's Market here in Vancouver. Lots of people, their dogs, vendors, fresh produce, flowers and the best of all, fried foods.

Feather hair extensions aren't just for people anymore.

Friday, June 24, 2011

"the Blue"

We had to see the infamous "smurf turf", as my cousin called it, while in Bronco Nation. Before this, we tried out Big Jud's as seen on Man vs. Food and I savored every bit of my burger. I love my bacon.

It has been great being able to see family on this trip. Matt visited his grandma in Pocatello and I got to see my cousin Jared, currently in grad school at Boise State, and his wife Cherie and their cute boys.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

retro blossoms

Boise's finest blooms edited with Lunapic.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

hello, idaho

We have been making time for detours while in the great state of Idaho. This detour was to see the world's first nuclear power plant. Matt acted as the guide. He read through the pamphlet and explained each part of the tour to me.

And before Matt tells everyone we know this story...that day he ran over a prairie dog and I bursted into tears. He always speeds up and jokingly says he is going to hit a bird or squirrel and never actually does, so when he finally does hit something, I didn't take it very well. I did feel silly crying.

Graduating class years, earliest we could see was 1920.
Matt standing on the nuclear reactor core.