Sunday, July 01, 2012

Winter in Utah: Gettin Used to Leavin

And before I knew it, we were done. We gave back all the stuff we had begged, borrowed, or stolen, packed up a rental car, and drove to California!

 I surprised myself-- I was REALLY sad to leave. We had settled in so nicely! Rosie's school was so wonderful, and our little simplified life was so cozy and intimate-- just us in our tiny apartment. I wasn't sure what I thought about coming home to a pile of stuff that we don't really need and obligations and connections and responsibilities...

 so rather than go straight home and risk dying from shock, we went on a vacation!
A brief-- but noble! Stop in the sierras

poor little street urchins...
 The Lawrence Hall of Science: where I wish I lived.

It's coming. Any second. I can feeeeel it.

A bunch a bridges

Grandma! And an alluvial flood plain, or somethin'.

Oooooh, I LOVED this. talk about hands-on science.

And --Praise the lord-- Cheeseboard pizza.

And, in some no-name strip mall in a suburb of nowhere, the world's crowdedest, sweatiest, spiciest, most delicious Chinese food on the planet. You know it's good, when I'm the whitest thing in a 3 mile radius.

the damask roses of the world tour...

This was the awesome broken wild animal museum. Those owls, hawks, and eagles? All alive. All somehow defective, but... ALIVE! Awesome, right?

Maile as a red-tailed hawk

Go bears!

Look who we ran in to in the foyer of the Botany building-- Lucy!!!

And a tiny archeopteryx fossil

Ooooh!! the Stamen!

Ooooh, the farmers' market.....

Oooh, the borsht at Sauls...

It left us all a bit... deer in the headlights.

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