Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring break begins

A couple of months ago I would have sworn that the school spring semester break would be no different than a regular week for us with Robin working at the studio long hours and perhaps firing a kiln. But with a few other school related trips coming up later this spring for Robin, we decided we would use the break for its intended purpose and get away for a much needed family holiday time together. 

The break officially began Friday evening when we gratefully thanked our friend Kate for coming over to babysit and we headed out for a night on the town. Trevor Dunn, our friend and fellow graduate student was having his much anticipated thesis show Dialogs Distilled at the AVA Gallery in downtown Logan. 

Earlier during the day I had hosted a sushi making party at our place with his partner Donna and another grad, CJ, to make food for the after party. We ended up with nearly 40 rolls, enough to satisfy the 30+ people that helped celebrate Trevor's accomplished show later that night. 

Slightly groggy, but charged and ready to go on holidays, we left town Saturday morning and headed north out of Logan.  We made a midday stop in Dillon, Montana for a visit to the Patagonia outlet store, left better dressed and poorer, and carried on to Missoula for an overnight.  

Today's remainder of the journey was relatively uneventful. We hit some weather on Lookout Pass between Missoula and Coeur d'Alene, but nothing an ex-transport trucker couldn't handle, despite my white knuckling the passenger seat. 

Now we are safely kicking it back at my sister's place in Nelson. The late afternoon sun is shining down on us and we are deliberating on how to best make use of our time this week. It sure feels good to be home.  


Grandma Lady said...

Welcome home to Nelson Eden and Robin. All is well here in Mazatlan. Great to have the Packham's here with us .

Schmoo and Beans Mom said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear the house hadn't burnt down when I left the dryer on when we left. Enjoy your week at home! Missing you.

kate said...

hope you are having fun! I am envious of your patagonia stop. I think we left at the exact same time...we were driving up 400N toward the canyon (our Logan exit) and we saw you pulling onto 400N. We are getting a lot of skiing in (alone as my parents are watching the kids...thank goodness). I feel much better. Have a good break!