Monday, May 22, 2006

weekend report

Back to the grindy daily grind after a nice weekend away, sigh...
I didn't get much knitting done, but I sure did taste a lot of yummy California wine!
I also didn't take a whole lot of pictures, being more interested in getting my mitts on the wineglass and drinking than recording what I was doing.
But here's the sky being pretty on the drive up:

Saturday morning J and I decided to go for a hike before hitting the wineries (best to do it in that order rather than try the other way around, we thought). We went up to Lake Sonoma where there were tons of beautiful wildflowers:

After about 20 minutes, however, J noticed the first tick on his pants. That's when we started getting a little nervous. A few minutes later, he found the second tick on his thigh. And then I found one on my pant leg. And then we noticed that there were ticks on EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF GRASS along the side of the trail. So that was the end of that hike, unfortunately we had a 30 minute uphill tick-ridden panic-striken trek back to the parking lot, which was luckily empty, because we sprinted to side of the car and immediately dropped our pants to check for ticks on our legs. I couldn't figure out how to work the self-timer on my camera, which is too bad, because that would have been a hilarious picture, but here's a G-rated version of J's reflection pulling his pants back up:

There are some things to be said for civilization.

1 comment:

Kay said...

This is Kay from KnittieKay. I popped on over to say hi, and your tick encounter brought back not so fond memories of hiking through fields in Texas. Hopefully you came out of the experience tick free.