Courtney bought 1/2 pound of assorted candy for her little candy horde. *grin* Josh and I bought 1/2 pound of chocolate in various forms - like giant malt balls that looked like Miracle Pills, and dark chocolate espresso beans, and chocolate covered peanuts - all of which we consumed in less than fifteen minutes. As Josh said, "Why not?"
We found an Indian teepee, and a Statue of Enos A. Mills with a Dog, a schnauzer with a funny haircut, lots of random older folks with dogs actually, a cage where wolves are going to be this weekend for some kind of festival, the street where Cafe Collage used to be *sniffle*, a Statue of Children Picking or Throwing Some Kind of Green Apple, license plates from all over the country, and a place called "Lonigan's" which made me think of The Sting.
Josh wanted to go down into the valley, so we half-hiked, half-slid down the sandy, rocky slope into a stand of aspen trees. The view of the leaves and the mountains, and the complete stillness of the valley was an incredible combination. Pictures cannot, will not, do it justice. We'll just have to hold that beauty in our hearts - never to be accurately depicted on film.
We got home after dark, heated up leftovers and warmed up our cold selves with coffee in our "living room." It was such a lovely day - wonderful to just slow down a little and get away and see the glory of creation in a very real, all-encompassing way.
"Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light."
- Psalm 36:5-9