Friday, May 22, 2009

New Puppy

We have been wanting to get another dog for quite a while now because Hurley was in dire need of a friend. This past week we found a posting on Craigslist for nine FREE puppies out in Burns and we made the call. We didn't exactly realize that Burns is a 2.5 hour drive from us out in the middle of nowhere. It was all worth it in the end because she is absolutely adorable. We named her Shelby. She is 6 weeks old and is a Pit Bull/Husky mix and you can really see the Husky in the markings on her face. Hurley is in heaven to finally have a little sister. I tried taking better pictures but she just doesn't want to stay still.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hiking at Smith Rock

Last weekend we bought the book "100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades" and figured this weekend would be a great time to do one of them because the weather was suppose to be good. We chose Smith Rock because it was only a 30 minute drive from us and is only a 4 mile hike.

Monkey face . . . Stephen was really excited about this!

We also thought Hurley would just love this and the day started out this way, but proved differently in the end. The first trail we took was Misery trail and it was steep and rocky with many switchbacks. Hurley started out panting like crazy and then began to stop every so often just so he could lay down.

This is at the top of the Misery Trail.

Hurley got blisters on all of his paws and decided he wouldn't go any further.

This meant we had to take turns carring him down the trail. I only did it for 30 feet . . .
Stephen on the other hand carried him for over a mile. First over his shoulder and then in the backpack.

As you can see, Hurley didn't seem to mind that much.

A few of his blisters had popped, so we bandaged him up.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Job!!!

I finally got a job about five weeks ago at the FivePine Lodge and Conference Center in Sisters as the Guest Experience Manager. I absolutely love the job and the people are great. It is definitely a place that everyone should come and experience because the cabins are absolutely beautiful. I can also hook you up with a discount! :) Here are some pictures . . .
The Lodge . . .
Inside the Lodge . . . Cabins . . . Waterfall tub in the Romance cabin . . .

Shibui Spa . . .