A place for me to share photos, trips and projects with my friends, mostly about knitting,kayaking, and quilting.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Is it Over Yet?

Almost two months since I've posted. Wow, the summer would seem to be flying by! But right now, with the current heat wave and dry, dry, dry.... I'm desparately hoping for an early fall!

It'll help both with knitting and the computer. We don't keep the AC set really low - just low enough for the house to be live-in-able. And the room where my computer lives is the warmest in the house. Ever since we got back from Idaho (more on that in a bit), I've been keeping the computer turned off a lot. I think I'm going to get a notebook soon. But I have new computer phobia, so I haven't made the plunge yet.

So, we went to Idaho with small adventures to and from (which, for my yarnie friends, included driving up Montana's Bitteroot Valley, home of Mountain Colors, which I didn't visit but I will in 2009 when we go back). Yeah, we had such a great river trip we're doing it again in 2009.

The adventures "to" weren't really ours; our friends Karol and Don had an accident (caused by a semi with a DUI driver). They were, and are, fine. They pretty much walked away from it. Their car and kayaks did not. But not being willing to forgo the river trip just because their vehicle and boats were totaled, and being willing to ride in the back seat of our truck with all of our gear crammed in the back for about 3,000 miles, the four of us proceeded to Denver. Where Karol and Don got new boats at Confluence Kayaks.

Here's our truck. In addition to our boats and all our gear, we have boats and paddling gear for Eric and Woody, who were flying to Idaho. This is also Karol and Don's gear - everything that was in their Subaru, all of which was totally intact after 2.5 rolls.

Here is David loading the new boats; we now have 5 up and one inside the back.

Idaho trip adventures to be continued.

I did not knit everything I took with me - as I mentioned to Holly May, it was boredom insurance. I finished two socks.

When I got home, I finished the "I should have known better" top and find it very comfortable. The puckers around the neck line are hardly noticeable.

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At 5:41 PM, Blogger Carol said...

A DUI driver in a semi!!! Yikes! I'm glad they were ok. (Not the semi driver, he/she deserves whatever they got)

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Kari said...

Glad to hear that your friends Karol and Don are okay.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Terri said...

Hi Sandra, Glad you are back posting. I'm wondering what kind of gas mileage you were getting with the drag caused by all those boats strapped to the top of your truck. LOL!

I'm with you hoping that we will have an early fall. We are supposed to get a break in the weather starting this weekend.

Glad everyone was okay as a result of the accident and you were able to continue on with your trip.


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