And happy- a good reminder that a) some people read my blog and b) that I haven't posted anything for a million years!
What I have managed to do is unlock my Silver Status on United with the past few trips and now shooting for Gold. It's good to have goals I suppose!
There was something immensely gratifying about choosing my Economy Plus seat on the day of a long few flights home from Philly.
So on to a recap (in photos and captions) of where I've been the past month or so. Ellie and I are signed up for Sonoma Strides and Tides September 14-18 and I've been viciously guarding those dates from travel. Now between Salt Lake, Arkansas, Seattle, Denver, and NYC I'm hoping to get a few prep rides in.
First up: Montana for my cousin's wedding! It was a great Geick reunion in a beautiful setting! Lots of fun family time. My poor Mother- most of my photos revolved around getting a selfie of her photogenic self!
|Clockwise Top Left: Last Stampede Rodeo, One Armed Bandit Entertains the Crowd, Tube/ raft/ kayak/ paddleboard trip in Helena, and Brewery Selfie with the crew|
|Clockwise Top Left: At the wedding- unassuming MOM w Kate and Karen, at the reception w MOM, Kate, Aunt Betsy, paddle trip w MOM, Kate, Karen, Celia and in the car w MOM, Kate, and Karen|
Straight from the wedding to Outdoor Retailer. A HUGE difference this year- rather than staying in Sandy, UT- I "house sat" for my step-cousin-in-law (say that three times fast)! The most exciting moment of the trip was on Friday evening when I went to show (Facetime) Paul the chickens and they had all "flown the coop" and escaped into the backyard.
|Clockwise Top Left: The Booth, Devious chickens, teardown (Saturday afternoon- finally!), and the deer (a fabulous, old cemetery w a herd of deer next to the house)|
And finally AETA. My favorite moment of this busy weekend was when we all crowded into the Chronicle of the Horse Booth on Sunday to watch Valegro win Gold!
|Clockwise Top Left: The Booth, The Team...and Beezie, the thunderclouds that threatened my sanity, Team photo!|