Several months ago, Esther mentioned that she would be turning the big 7-0 this year ... and I realized that I would be 6-0 two months later. :-) We started joking about how we should celebrate our birthdays together (she's single, and Michael is just not a birthday-celebrating kind of guy) and that, if we did, the perfect birthday would have to include a lot of knitting ... and being waited on.
The more we chatted about it, the more real the idea became, and a plan was born. In mid-October Esther and I will board the VIA Rail train in Vancouver, and knit our way to Jasper, Alberta, to celebrate our landmark birthdays together! The trip takes about 24 hours, then we have two nights in a resort cabin in Jasper, and then get on the train and ride back to Vancouver. Doesn't this sound like fun? The fall colors should be glorious through the mountains by then... and Jasper has a yarn store. We're both getting pretty excited about the trip now!
We did get up-Island for Sri's wedding ... it was very emotional for me, and I'm sure, for a lot of people there. Maryann is lovely... but she's not Susan... so it was a 'bittersweet' event.
After the wedding we went to visit my sister Julie ... who is in a new relationship after being single for almost 15 years!
Got back to our 'sanctuary' from all things social just in time to play peek-a-boo with an otter:
I'm nearly finished my niece's wedding present sampler afghan ... I should have pics soon!