Thursday, September 20, 2007

Guess what I found at Sunflower...

While I was shopping at Sunflower Market on Sunday, I was surprised to see a whole stack of bright red Ski Queen brand gjetost! This is the first time I've ever seen the cheese at a grocery store in Albuquerque. I've even looked for it at specialty stores, but haven't found it. It was always a tradition for my family to have this cheese at Christmas, so I felt very indulgent as I bought myself a package on a non-holiday. But I really don't know if they will continue to carry gjetost.

I realize that I haven't posted in a while and the most exciting news I have to report is finding my favorite cheese at the grocery store. Sometimes that is just the way it is.

Some blog news: I finally figured out why the little archive list to the right was using Albanian month names, and fixed it. I also now have a ClustrMap which lets me see where the people are who are reading the blog. At this point I can pretty well guess who the dots in Germany, the East Coast, and Oklahoma are. The Texans and New Mexicans could be any number of people. Of course, you could also leave comments so I know who's reading.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor Day

As a break from "work", we celebrated Labor Day weekend by climbing mountains in Colorado. Specifically, we tackled three 14ers near Lake City. We drove up to the trailhead for Sunshine and Red Cloud on Friday (it took about seven hours, so we had to deal with the rough dirt road at night). On Saturday, we started hiking around 6:30am to summit Red Cloud, then we traversed the ridge to Sunshine. Then we had to hike back over Red Cloud to get back down. So we actually climbed three 14ers in a day if you count Red Cloud twice. It was 11 miles round-trip, and such a beautiful day that we spent quite a bit of time on the summits. We didn't make it back to the camper until 4pm.
Troy and Wiley approaching Red Cloud.

Sitting atop Sunshine with the ridge to Red Cloud behind us.

On Sunday, we climbed Handies Peak from the American Basin trailhead. This was a relatively easy hike compared to the day before. Only 5 miles roundtrip, but the view was gorgeous!