Monday, March 13, 2006


kevin, kody, charlie and I went snowshoeing saturday. it was really beautiful in the mountains and VERY snowy. we shoed for about 2 hours when Charlie disappeared.

of course, i go right to the worse-case scenario: I'll never find him. in the spring when the snow melts they'll find him, scan his microchip and contact the rescue organization and i'll be listed as the worst foster mother on the west coast. So i found a cop and choked out the words, in between my tears, "Cell phone? can't find mine...foster dog...lost..." So the cop pulled over and i called Peng. he had found him. our day was over...

We went to teh Rainbow Lodge which is a GORGEOUS log cabin establishment. to the left and most obscured is the restaurant. pffhtpht. We wanted the bar which is to the right. as are the bathrooms, the board games and a lovely sitting area right in front of a roaring fire. So there we sat for 2 hours, drinking, playing, chatting, living in the moment (which i'm REALLY good at on the weekends). Of course, Peng stops after 2 so he can drive home and good thing.

The freeway was covered in snow. traffic started to slow so Peng tried to stop but you just can't on 2 inches of snow. we skidded and swerved and ended up nose in a snowbank. no big deal, really...well especially since i just had 3 white russians..I'm all "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....that was fun!"

a big rig had jack-knifed in front of us and we were right behind the accident. i rolled down my window and asked if we could just cruise on by and the guy asked me if i had 4wheel drive which i lied and said "of course!" So we headed off and simply did 5 mph until we hit solid ground which wasn't for another 40 minutes.

it still was so beautiful. and Charlie is still safe.


Blogger tabitha jane said...

we went sledding in the snow on saturday too!!!

it was beautiful!!

i'm glad we both had a chance to live in the moment this weekend . . .

off to get some coffee so i can last the rest of the day!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

Glad y’all are OK. I kinda miss the snow sometimes…kinda.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

you live quite the life Ms. Tanya.

9:51 AM  

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