Sunday, April 17, 2011

End of the Week

As Jason said in his own blog, we had the whole weekend off! Here's a photo journal of Saturday!

We got an early start. A benefit? A herd of about 100 elk on either side of the road just a few miles from the ranch. We hadn't seen the elk yet, and they were awesome.

After a great breakfast at Our Place in Cody, we headed off on our daytime adventure! First stop? Airplane graveyard in Greybull, Wyoming.

Jason and Indy did some snowshoeing at 8500 feet above sea level in the Big Horn National Forest. Did you know that they have drive-up gas pumps for snowmobiles? I'd never seen that before!

We pulled off the road and followed a Bighorn Sheep trail to get a better look at the gorge.

Well worth the short hike on the sheep trail!

This didn't really have any impact on our day, but I have been meaning to take a photo of one of the many drive-through liquor stores in Cody. You can't even buy beer or wine in the grocery store, but you can drive through at the Liquor Store!

After our very full day, we came back to the ranch and had dinner with all of the staff (and J.W. and Heidi's awesome kids!). We visited, played pool, played games and had a BIG fire in the gorgeous fireplace of the great hall.

You'll just have to use your imaginations and see us all gathered around the fireplace in here, curled up into these crazy comfy "man chairs". Jealous yet?

This morning, we woke up to rain, so we stayed in bed until 10 (what luxury!), made breakfast and curled up on the couch in the bunkhouse to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Yep... we bought it at Wal-Mart this weekend. Since then, we've been super lazy. We checked on the greenhouse (good thing, too... some droopy tomatoes in need of water!), visited the horses, gave Indy a bath, did some laundry and are currently ensconced in the kitchen with a big pot of stew simmering away on the stove, watching The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring on the TV in the kitchen.

A really good end to a really good weekend. :)

Hope your weekend was beautiful too!

1 comment:

  1. That all sounds so perfect! I don't think I could sleep in until 10 if I tried. :( We got Harry Potter too, on Friday and watched it twice this past weekend. I'm glad you're having so much fun on your time off :)