Sunday, April 24, 2011
Yesterday was my son's birthday!
We started out the day with a good breakfast at Junior's over on 12th st here in Portland. It was really good. Then to Freddy's to get another lantern (caves are really dark). Then on the road to
Mt. Saint Helens to the Ape Caves and were totally surprised by snow with 70 degree sunshine! (that's my son in the picture above).
We slushed through the snow for about 3/4's of a mile to the cave and then walked another mile into the cave. Most amazing thing I've ever done in a long while. If we were really quiet, all you could hear was the water dripping. Very peaceful.
That's the snow we trudged through. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be, really throws you off balance and it's hard work.
Mehran and William at the very end of the cave. We met up with a group of Eagle Scouts who gone to the real end of the cave but said that you had to get down on your hands and knees, something I wasn't going to do, so we called where we were the end of the cave.
It wasn't as creepy as I thought it would be, just very peaceful.
The road back from the caves.
William, Mehran and Brandie ~ so much fun spending the day with them, I'm so blessed to have a wonderful son, daughter-in-law and friend. Mehran has been a good friend to William and Brandie and so glad that he could come to celebrate William's birthday!
We got home and William opened his gifts and then on to dinner at a Thai place on Belmont via the cemetery ~ it's really a beautiful one and old, so there are great photos to be taken. Great dinner and then another walk back through the cemetery and on to wonderful cupcakes from Saint Cupcake (Vegan style!).
It was a great day and wonderful to spend the day with the 3 of them.
p.s. I'm doing well with the weight thing. I want it to be faster, I want it off now! Know that this is a slow thing and it's better for it (the weight) to come off slow and steady. I've been going to the gym, eating really well and keeping a good attitude (for the most part). I've got great support from family and friends.
That's it for now ~