Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Art and the outdoors.


Well, we are leaving on Friday morning for the last trip of the summer. We are heading to Sacramento to go through the temple with Miriam, my sister who is leaving on a mission.. I can't wait to see the Sacramento temple, too! That's all on Saturday. Then on Saturday night, we will drive to Yosemite National Park and camp there, waking up super early on Sunday to hike to the top of Half Dome. I have done that hike a couple of times, but I am out of shape in a bad way, I am going to be rather winded. We are excited, though! My mom is going to watch the kids in the valley while we hike ALL DAY. It's about 18 miles round trip, and the last mile is climbing a rock face using wood planks as stepping stones and a cable as a railing...(see top picture).
Laurel, my friend from CA, came with us the first time and I remember sitting on the very edge dangling my feet... I was so dumb! I would never do that now! I've got kids to raise :)
Enough talk for now, I'll be bloggin' when I return.

Not on the same subject, these are very similar paintings, I am in love with each one just as much. The Venice Twilight is on my living room wall, and the colors match my paint really well, I think. The Starry Night is in our bedroom above our bed. These bring so much color to our home, I love them! And they only cost 30 bucks on eBay!!!!

6 comments:

Jeni said...

I LOVE Ebay! You can find so much stuff you don't need! I used to have like 30 things on my watch list at one time and buy things thinking, "I'll never find a deal like that!" and get so excited when I won the bidding. I have had to quit for a while because I was getting addicted. But now that you mention it again...

Lindsey said...

Have so much fun on your vacation! You are brave to hike with wood planks and cable railing. I love that Sacramento finally has a temple. I'm a fan of ebay too...

Kasey said...

Have fun on your vacation! Sounds like fun. Great pictures. The last part of the hike looks and sounds a bit scary!

Kelly said...

We went to Yosemite in April for my cousins wedding and I couldn't believe how beautiful and cool it was. I would love to hike Half Dome. Have a wonderful time with your family.

I also love the pic's. What a great deal. I love ebay!

mom said...

Sarah, watching the little ones is not the only reason for not climbing Half Dome. I cannot stand to see you guys near the edge! The photos give me enough nightmares, I don't need it in real life.

womanhall said...

Hope you had fun on your vaca!!!! Great pictures and that painting is beautiful and looks great on your wall! I would LOVE to buy your house but we can't afford it, its beautiful!!!!
oh and coming soon is my new blog, I will keep you posted!