Our Trip to Redding
On Wednesday the rain let up a bit so we drove to the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, which is a glass bridge suspended above the river by cables. Click the above link for more info. The bottom of the bridge is glass. That's my hubby in the dark jacket!
Our group heading across the river. Our pastor is to the far left. His wife is in front of everyone. Hubby and our other friend admiring the craftsmanship of the bridge. It is an amazing bridge! Heading home I was able to take some shots out of the airplane window. I thought this was beautiful they way it was bare all around the edges and then it looks as though the trees were so perfectly placed.
One gal and I walked in the mornings which was great exercise. Yesterday we were admiring the different trees and she says "oh, look! an olive tree". I said "wow, pick one". So she picks it and proceeds to take a huge bite out of it, quickly spitting it out and exclaiming "I don't think it's an olive...it's bitter". So we laughed about how that probably wasn't the smartest thing to do and how I'd have to raise her from the dead if it was poison. Well come to find out, it was an olive, but....they are very bitter and unedible until they are properly cured!! We learned our lesson!!
It's great to be home though. A group from our school at the church went to our property on Wednesday morning and did some cleaning up for us which was a blessing. The girls actually spent the night up there on Wednesday night with the gal who stayed with them. They were so excited. We came home yesterday, went right to soccer, unpacked, made dinner and I headed off with both girls to my Biggest Loser. Oh, I know I'll be sore tomorrow!!
Today, we'll finish up the week of school and make some apple butter!! It's rainy and dreary, but the leaves are amazing. On the trees and on the ground. One of the many things I love about Washington is the full seasons. They are spectacular.