Cars, bowls and the countdown to summer.

May 21, 2014

Busy. That is the one word I would use to describe our lives lately. Not that busy is a bad thing – it’s just busy. In the last week I’ve:

  • Helped coordinate the Empty Bowls fundraiser for Distinguished Young Women (look for a future post on my involvement with the DYW program)
  • Searched for goats on Tubbs Hill (no luck)
  • Had our final softball practice before our first game (next Wednesday, woohoo!)
  • Signed up for another photography class (using an external flash)
  • Continued with a blog class
  • Finished and submitted the DYW program book and script and graded 13 essays for the scholarship contest
  • Worked my normal day job (where one of my co-workers is leaving so more work for me in the meantime)
  • Went to Lost in the 50s
  • Went to see Wicked
  • Celebrated Mother’s Day

Lost in the 50s 2014

Crazy, right? I’m excited to replace a few of my obligations with fun summer activities, like gardening and hiking, and once Kyle and Kendrich’s race is done in June, he’ll have a lot more free time too. It will be so nice!

I got a sweet taste of our upcoming summer of fun last weekend at Lost in the 50s. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my dad and I go every year to check out all the classic cars while my mom shops around. There are two other very important things we do while there:

  1. Eat at MickDuff’s
  2. Fill up our refillable wine bottles at the Pend d’Oreille Winery
Like my new BMW? I wish.

This year, my favorite wasn’t even a car – it was a BMW motorcycle. I forget the year, but while we were looking at it this French guy came up and started telling me all out it. Apparently it was a really popular police bike in Europe back in its day, one reason being they were one of the quietest bikes around. I have no idea if that’s true or if the guy was totally BS-ing me, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

So much sass.

I missed Dog d’Alene for the second year in a row. I really wish the two events weren’t on the same day. Judging from their pictures on Facebook the event looked like a big success which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I hope it continues to grow and more vendors come to support it.

So all that is why I haven’t been around much the past week. I promise, after this Saturday I’ll have a lot more free time to hit the town, go for new hikes and share it all with you.

Happy Wednesday!
Andy

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I'm a north-Idahoan, a WSU grad, local writer, content marketing specialist and photographer with a passion for where I live. I love the outdoors, animals, good food, wine, and time spent with my husband, family and friends.

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    1. See you and everyone at the dazzling new McEuen Park opening tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 am on the corner of 4th and Front. Love to hear the comments on the “Under the Rainbow” arch leading to the pedestrian bridge into the park and Veterans’ Plaza at the foot of the grand staircase and waterfront plaza, Harbor House and lake overlook. One from students walking by was, “Wow! We love it!. Are they signaling aliens with that antennae?”

    1. I saw this dog in Sandpoint, too! :-D The owner also had a hat and sunglasses like this haha

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